About the authors

Andrew Caillard MW

Andrew Caillard MW is one of Australia's leading authorities on wine and a key figure in shaping Australia's fine wine agenda for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College and a Master of Wine. He is the co-founder of Langton's, the leading wine auction house in the country. He authors Langton's Classification of Australian Wine, now in its 6th edition. Andrew's primary role is Fine Wine Principal of Australia's largest retail group, which involves significant engagement with Australia's wine industry and the international wine market.

Andrew is a longstanding columnist and tasting panellist for Australia's Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. He also writes for many other publications. He chairs Shanghai's Wine 100 competition and judges at the Japan Wine Challenge. He is also the author of the reference book Penfolds the Rewards of Patience now in its seventh edition. His work as an author, writer and influencer was recognised in 2011 when he won the Australian Wine Communicator of the Year Award. Andrew is also a Baron of the Barossa and the associate producer of the Australian Academy Award-winning feature documentary Red Obsession (2012).

Together with his wife Bobby, Andrew is a Barossa wine producer. Their Caillard Mataro (and Shiraz), which feature Andrew's paintings on the label, is a micro-wine production that is seen in many of Australia's top restaurants and specialist wine merchants.