Friday 22 March 2019

Strap yourselves in: Charlie Seppelt is the new chair of judges in Langhorne Creek

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Charlie Seppelt has been appointed chair of judges for the Langhorne Creek Wine Show for the next three years.

This is Charlie’s inaugural engagement as a chair of judges. He is senior winemaker for The Randall Wine Group based in McLaren Vale and will this year complete his 30th vintage.

He is a highly experienced and credentialed judge and panel chair on the national wine show circuit.

“I’m very excited and honoured to be chairing the 2019 Langhorne Creek Wine Show,” he says.

“Langhorne Creek is going from strength to strength. It has had continual success with its Cabernet, Malbec and Shiraz across the national show circuit of late and also has a recent James Halliday Winemaker of the Year award in the region.”

Charlie will be judging alongside Kerri Thompson from KT Wines and international judge Fongyee Walker MW.

“The judging team for 2019 carries a depth of incredibly experienced and knowledgeable palates as well as great personalities,” Charlie says.

“Kerri and Fongyee will not only keep me on my toes, but also ensure the right wines are celebrated. With some terrific vintages in the bank recently, this is shaping up to be one of the country’s best regional wine shows.”

Three associate judges have been selected to represent both trade and industry including Shanteh Wong, Robert Cragg and Leon Talamini.

Entries are now open for the sixth Langhorne Creek Wine Show. Entries are due by Friday 15 March.

The 2019 Langhorne Creek Wine Show is supported by major sponsor, Multi-Color Corporation.

Judging will take place on April 30 and May 1. Winners will be awarded at lunch on Friday 3 May at
Lake Breeze Winery, catered by renowned chef Simon Burr from the Olfactory Inn.

Entries must be submitted online at
http://wineshow.awri.com.au//2019-langhorne-creek-wine-show

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