Pacific Rim Wine Competition Judges

Don Galleano, Competition Chairman
Owner, Historic Galleano Winery

Mira Loma, California

Nicole Varner Orue, Director
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Brian Orue, Director & Chief Steward
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Spreti Valente, Chief Judge
Wine Buyer, Professional Wine Judge, Anne’s Boutique Wines

Costa Mesa, California

Alicia Ajolo, CS, Judge
Wine Director, Terranea Resort

Palos Verdes, California

Amy Mullally, CS, Judge
Diploma WSET, Fine Wine Specialist, Henry Wine Group

Long Beach, California

Ann Miller, Judge
Wine Marketing, Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Missouri

Barry Herbst, Judge
Wine Buyer, Bottle Barn

Santa Rosa, California

Chris Cook, Judge
Superintendent, The Michigan Wine Competition

Detroit, Michigan

David Tieg, Judge
Executive Chef, Roosevelt Hotel

Los Angeles, California

Ellen Landis, Judge
Wine Journalist, Ellen on Wine, Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator, International Wine Judge
Francesco Cusimano, Judge
Executive Chef and Owner, Rustico Ristorate

Murrieta, California

Frank Roth, Judge
Winemaker, Tagaris Winery

Richland, Washington

Fred Dame, MS, Judge
Master Sommelier

San Francisco, California

Dr. Fred Nury, Judge
Emeritus Professor of Enology, California State University Fresno

Fresno, California

Gary Eberle, Judge
Owner/Enologist, Eberle Wines

Paso Robles, California

Greg Burns, Judge
Winemaker, Jessie’s Grove Winery

Lodi, California

Gricelda Lopez Gonzalez, Judge
Founder/Winemaker: Ugarte Vinos, Enology Professor: Universidad Autonoma

Baja California, Mexico

Harry McWaters, Judge
Winemaker & President, Time Estate Winery

Canada

Jane Halahan-Valentin, Judge
Assistant Winemaker, Beringer Vineyards

Napa Valley, California

Jill Blume, Judge
Enologist Specialist, Purdue University

Lafayette, Indiana

Jim Hart, Judge
Winemaker, Hart Winery

Temecula, California

Jon McPherson, Judge
Master Winemaker, South Coast Winery & Resort

Temecula, California

Kim McPherson, Judge
Winemaker/Owner, McPherson Cellars

Texas

Michael Jordan, MS, CWE, Judge
Director of Global Key Accounts, Jackson Family Wines

Costa Mesa, California

Randy Record, Judge
Founder & Winemaker, Record Family Wines

Paso Robles, California

Dr. Richard Peterson, Judge
Winemaker, Author of book “The Winemaker”

Napa, California

Rick Fraga, Judge
Educator & Sommelier, DeLoach Vineyards

Santa Rosa, California

Dr. Robert Small, Judge
Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly Pomona, School of Hospitality, Author, European Travel Consultant

California

Tim McNally, Judge
Host of The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show WGSO, Columnist and Feature Writer for Wine and Spirits, Editor New Orleans Magazine

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tim Parkhouse, DWS, CWE, CSS, FWS, Judge
Wine Director, The Pacific Club

Newport Beach, California

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