2024 Sanector Wine Show of WA

Mount Barker & District
Agricultural Society (Inc.)

TUE 8 – THU 10

2024 Sanector 47th Wine Show of Western Australia

Important Dates:

Entries Open/Close:

Monday 15 July – Friday 30 August 2024


Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 October 2024

Sounness Park Mount Barker WA

Exhibitor and Trade Tasting:

Friday 11 October 2024
Sounness Park Mount Barker WA

Trophy Presentation Dinner:

Friday 11 October 2024
Albany Entertainment Centre Albany WA

For Exhibitors

The 2024 Schedule is available below. Once entries are open please enter via the ShowRunner button below.  If you already have an account, please check your contact details and update if incorrect.  We need to have current contact details to send the labels for your entries.

Chief Judge

Andrew Spinaze

Andrew is Senior Winemaker for Tyrrells based in the Hunter Valley completing over 40 vintages in the Hunter Valley alone. In that period Andrew has seen how stylistically how the industry has evolved.

He has been involved in the show system for over twenty odd years both regional and capital city shows. QANTAS Gourmet Traveller Finalist in 1999 and winner 2004 along with Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year 2007.

Panel Chairs

Sarah Andrew

Sarah AndrewSarah Andrew is a consultant, sommelier and educator with 20+ years of experience in the wine and hospitality industry.  A champion for equity through mentoring, leadership and education, drawing upon empathy and compassion.  An active member of ED&I working groups including WSET, Sommeliers Australia and Association de la Sommellerie Internationale.

Sarah studied at Monash University, completing a double degree with Honours in 1996 (Bachelor of Arts Hons & Bachelor of Science).  She completed the Court of Master Sommelier, Certified Sommelier exams in September 2010 and in June 2012 she completed the AWRI Wine Judging Assessment Course.  Sarah completed her Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in January 2013 and has been a WSET Certified Educator (Wine) for WSET since May 2013. Sarah was a LET_2018 scholar. 

Kate Goodman

Kate GoodmanAs a winemaker Kate creates wines that she loves to drink. Establishing Goodman Wines in 2012 gave Kate the freedom to share her journey with others and make wines that truly express her passion for life and bringing people together.

Kate is also the Head Wine Maker at Penley and winner of the 2024 Wine Maker of the Year at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards. 

Kate’s wine journey has taken her from large family-owned wineries like Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale, to the iconic Seppelt in the Grampians, and to ground-breaking newcomers like Punt Road Wines in the Yarra Valley.

Kate has been fortunate enough to consult to an array of exceptional wine producers across Australia and has had pivotal career experiences participating in vintages in France, Spain and the United States.

Erin Larkin

Erin is an independent wine writer, judge and presenter based in Perth, WA. She reviews Australian wines full time for Robert Parker Wine Advocate.

Prior to this, Erin was part of the Halliday Tasting Team, at the Halliday Wine Companion (her areas include all of Western Australia, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, the Limestone Coast and others in South Australia), and was a regular contributor to the Wine Companion Magazine.

“Full time wine drinker as well as writer: I host wine events when I’m not writing, I do videos when I’m not hosting, and I drink wine throughout it all.  Work doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do.  I spend my time talking about wine to the people who make it or to the people who drink it, and I only recommend the things that I love.  Drink well, time is short.”


Steve Baraglia

Born and raised in the Barossa Valley, the wine industry has always been a big part of Steve’s life. From an early age he ‘worked’ in the small family vineyard at Williamstown, which ultimately lead to a career in the wine industry. In 2003, after finishing an Oenology degree and a Viticultural diploma at the University of Adelaide he joined the team at Pikes Wines in Clare where he is now the Chief Winemaker.  He is passionate about making wine and particularly loves working with Riesling. 

Naked Run Wines was formed in 2005 when Steve and two university friends decided to make small batches of Riesling and Grenache. Since then the range has grown but their attitude hasn’t, with the aim to make balanced, small batch wines with drinkability. In late 2005 Steve and his wife Laura purchased a small vineyard in Sevenhill which grows Riesling, Shiraz, Mataro and Cabernet fruit.  Steve has judged at numerous wine shows around Australia and was a Len Evan scholar in 2023.

Livia Maiorana

Livia is the winemaker for South by South West wines, which she established with her partner in 2016. South by South West have two organically farmed vineyards in the Wallcliffe sub region of Margaret River. Whilst Livia is based in Margaret River, she also works with a team of loyal growers to respectfully make wines from across other south west regions to chase terroir driven wines.

Livia is a Wines of Western Australia (WOWA) board member and passionately represents small producers under 150T. Livia hit the judging circuit in 2022 as an Associate for the Perth Royal Wine Show, the Wine Show of Western Australia, and the Blackwood Valley Wine Show. In 2023 Livia completed the AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) and is looking to continue her involvement in wine judging going forward.

Genevieve Mann

Genevieve MannGenevieve Mann is co-founder and co-winemaker, alongside husband Rob Mann, of Corymbia. Their wines are made from single vineyard sites in the Swan Valley and Margaret River.

Genevieve was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brave parents and a fortuitous set of circumstances, lead to her family emigrating to Australia in 1996, settling in Perth, Western Australia.

With a whole new world of opportunities, Genevieve stuck her head into a Bachelor of Science (Viticulture & Oenology) degree while travelling the north-south intern highway working harvests in France, South Africa, California, Margaret River and McLaren Vale.

Genevieve is a recent Len Evans Tutorial scholar and has judged at the Halliday Cabernet & Chardonnay Challenge, Royal Perth Wine Show, Geographe Alternative Wine Show and Qantas Mount Barker Wine Shows.


Chris Murtha

Chris is a winemaker at Castelli Estate in Denmark and has been producing cool climate wines in the Great Southern for over ten years.

Growing up in Perth, early wine experiences came from work in liquor retail, followed by a decision to study winemaking at Curtin University in Margaret River. In 2008 Chris graduated as Dux, collecting the Houghton Medallion for Excellence, awards for Sensory Evaluation, Viticulture and the Talijancich- Leeuwin Award which provided scholarship for an international vintage opportunity.

A strong interest in cool climate wine styles developed early on, leading Chris to work in Tasmania, Oregon and Champagne before settling in the Great Southern in 2012.

Chris and partner Silvia’s current side hustle is the rejuvenation of a small 40-year-old organic vineyard in Mount Barker with a view to producing some small batch wines. Current main hustle, raising a young family and loving life in Denmark.

Sam Badger

Sam’s started his wine story in hotels back in the UK before moving to Australia at the age of 18 to “follow a girl” after years pulling corks across the states wine bars like Must Highgate, Must Margaret River & Wino’s.

In 2010 he was a Scholar of the Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship. In 2011 he took the plunge into production to get his hands dirty starting at Woodlands Wines as a Vintage Cellar hand. With a later stint in Napa Valley at Spotteswoode Wines in 2016.

2020 has marked his 10th Vintage at Woodlands where he now heads up production as Winemaker.

Edward Ragg

Edward Ragg Judge Edward Ragg MW, co-founder of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, esteemed poet, critic, and wine writer from Beijing.

In 2007, Edward co-founded Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting with his wife, Fongyee Walker MW.  Recently, in 2019, he achieved the prestigious title of Master of Wine, receiving the Robert Mondavi Award for outstanding performance across MW Theory papers and the Quiina do Noval Award for best MW research paper.

Edward co-authored “The Cambridge University Guide to Blind Tasting” with his wife, Fongyee, and is a respected contributor to international wine publications, including serving as a wine reviewer for Chinese wines for The Robert Parker Wine Advocate.

With extensive judging credentials, Edward has served as a guest international judge at events such as the McLaren Vale Wine Show (2012) and the Perth Royal Wine Show (2019), in addition to judging numerous competitions in China.


Exhibitor and Trade Tasting

9:30am – 12.30pm, Friday 11 October

Sounness Park, McDonald St, Mount Barker

Passes Available Here

Trophy Presentation Dinner

6:00pm- Late, Friday 11 October

Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany

Tickets On Sale Here



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