Eddie McDougall is the award-winning winemaker, chairman of the Asian Wine Review, wine critic, columnist and TV personality behind The Flying Winemaker, one of Asia-Pacific’s most dynamic wine brands. He was recently presented the prestigious Young Achiever of the Year award by the drinks business in 2018.
Passionate about bringing good wine to the masses, Eddie strongly believes in the power of wine as the social glue.
With in-depth knowledge of cultural trends and linguistic abilities stemming from his cross-cultured upbringing in Hong Kong and Australia, Eddie is able to connect and empower wine drinkers from all walks of life.
Eddie holds a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University, Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma of Wine Technology and Viticulture from the University of Melbourne. In 2013, Eddie was one of only 12 elite wine professionals selected for the Len Evans Tutorial, regarded as the world’s most esteemed wine judging program.
With over a decade of winemaking experience, Eddie has worked with some of the most influential wineries in the New and Old World including the likes of Vietti, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Giant Steps, Deep Woods Estate and Silver Heights. In 2010, the young winemaker took his first step as a young entrepreneur, creating his Australian wine brand, Eddie McDougall Wines. Eddie’s wine brand has been awarded a 4.5 star rating from James Halliday whilst his collection of wines continue to score 90+ points from international critics.
When not spending time hanging out with his lovely wife Freddie and sons Hugo and Benji, Eddie is madly obsessed with rugby union and spreading the gospel of Rosé Revolution.