International Cool Climate Wine Show 2019 

Chair of Judges

Robert Paul

Robert Paul is a highly experienced Winemaker and Wine Show Judge. 

He has judged at the ICCWS wine show several times and has been panel chair for the last two years.

His knowledge, diligence and ability to get the best from his judges impressed the Wine Show Committee and he became the obvious choice for selection as Chief Judge for 2018, a role he is continuing in for 2019.

Robert has extensive wine show judging experience which includes -  

 

Chief Judge -                                                           

  • New South Wales Wine Awards                                              

  • New South Wales Small Winemakers

  • Inland Wine Show

  • Mudgee

  • Daylesford

  • Geelong

  • International Cool Climate Wine Show

  Panel Chair - 

  • Melbourne

  • Victorian Wine Show

  • Rutherglen

  • Cowra

  • Australian Small Winemakers Show

  • International Cool Climate Wine Show

Judge - 

  • Melbourne

  • Rutherglen

  • Cowra

  • New South Wales Small Winemakers

  • New South Wales Wine Awards

Associate Judge - 

  • Adelaide

  • Cowra

Robert Paul has also been a Guest Speaker at the following events - 

  • 2000 International Symposium of Cool Climate Viticulture and Oenology, Melbourne

  • 2002 ASVO Technical Seminar, The Use of Gases in Wine making, Adelaide

  • 2002 Romeo Bragato Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 2004 Wine Industry Technical Conference, Melbourne

  • 2006 International Symposium of Cool Climate Viticulture and Oenology, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 2013 ASVO Technical Seminar, Vintage 2030 and beyond--Producing quality wines in warmer times, Melbourne.

Robert has had numerous papers published over the years - 

  • “Concentrate—this is serious”. Australian GrapeGrower and Winemaker, Annual Technical Issue 2003

  • “Micro-oxygenation—Where Now” Proceedings of the ASVO Technical Seminar, Adelaide, October 2002

  • “Micro-oxygenation—A review” with M. Parish and D. Wollan, Australian GrapeGrower and Winemaker, Annual Technical Issue, 2000

  • “Can Nitrogen supplementation of Primary fermentation Lead to Mousiness?” with M. Kelly, Australian GrapeGrower and Winemaker, Annual Technical Issue, 2002

  • “Improving Red wine Quality by Controlled Use of Oxygen”. Revue des Oenologues et des Techniques Vitivinicoles, submitted for November 2007 publication.

Robert has been making wine for over thirty years providing his services across most of Australia’s key wine regions as well as internationally in countries as diverse as France, Bulgaria, China, Argentina, Chile, and Turkey. 

For the past sixteen years he has worked in a consultancy role to many of Australia’s major wineries and is currently the Director of Vintager Winemaking Services.

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