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Tom Stevenson.

It’s with great sadness to share the news that Dr Tony Jordan has passed away after a short battle with mesothelioma, an extremely rare but aggressive form of cancer.

A true great of the Australian wine industry and one of the CSWWC judges from the very beginning, Tony brought such a rare quality and unique skill to the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.

After a pHD and early career in chemical research Tony became a lecturer in oenology at Charles Sturt University. With Brian Croser he established a winemaking/viticulture consultancy Oenotec Pty Ltd in the 70s before joining Moet Hennessy as MD/Winemaker at Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley in 1987, a role that soon expanded to include consulting to the Chandon wineries worldwide. He was appointed CEO of Domaine Chandon, Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay NZ in 2003. In 2008 he ‘retired’ and re-established Oenotec Pty Ltd where he consulted on red and white still and sparkling wine production across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Asia. Tony judged at all key Australian and international wine shows in the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong and New Zealand and Chaired the Perth Royal Wine Show, the Royal Hobart Wine Show and the Hong Kong International Wine Competition.

Awarded the Order of Australia medal for his contribution to the wine industry, in June of this year he was also awarded a life membership of the Australian Wine Industry by Australian Grape & Wine.

He was made a fellow of the Australian Society for Viticulture & Oenology and more recently Wine Australia established an award in his honour with an annual grant to the most outstanding Wine Australia PhD scholarship applicant.

He is a former President of the ASVO and the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association and a board member of the Wine Australia Corporation and Chair of the ASVO Wine Show Standards committee.

His style and class will be greatly missed by all of us at the CSWWC.  Our thoughts and prayers are will Michele and his family at this difficult time.

Good night Tony we will miss you …

Key Dates:

4th November – Championships Dinner

For further information please contact: Rachel Davey on rachel@cswwc.com


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