Mike Hayes (2012) has been a wine industry professional for 39 years and is involved in all aspects of the industry including education, consulting and vineyard design. Mike is the first Queenslander to win a Gold Medal at the Sydney Royal Wine Show. Through his success in the industry, Mike was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 from which he conducted a research study into autochthonous varieties throughout Europe.

Mike brings his extensive expertise and a reflection on his Fellowship findings to the 2021 National Convention of Churchill Fellows with a Wine Tasting Masterclass, focussing on emerging wine varieties that will adapt to climate change in the future. Mike takes you through a detailed tasting of 14 wines that have adapted to the change of climate in Europe, with a focus on the history of each variety, typicity of style, aromas and flavours and where the wine is viewed in the marketplace.

Use the categories below to filter the search results: