The wines of Australia continue to be a stand out success right across the United States. In volume terms, Australia is now the third largest supplier country to the United States and looks set to overhaul France within the next year or so, to move into second place behind Italy.
This is an astounding achievement, as less than a decade ago Australia was not a significant wine exporter. It is now the worlds’ fourth largest exporter of wine and currently nearly 1.4 million bottles leave Australia each day for world markets.
This international success pleased none more than Leonard Paul Evans, Order of the British Empire and Order of Australia. Len, to his many friends and admirers, was at the forefront of the drive to quality and international recognition. This extraordinary man was not only awarded honors by both Britain and Australia for his contribution to wine, but also received the French Ambassador’s medal for Personalite de L’Annee and in 1997 was Decanter Magazines “Man of the Year.