LYNNE SHERRIFF MW | See Masters of Wine.

Lynne Sherriff originally trained in hotel management where she her interest in wine grew. This lead to her gaining diplomas in cellar technology in Stellenbosch in her native South Africa, and a state degree in oenology and viticulture in Germany, before working for Nederburg and the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery in South Africa. In 1990, she was head hunted to establish the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Academy, and after relocating to London in 1992 to establish the wine import and distribution company Vinfruco, she launched the Arniston Bay brand. Sherriff became an MW in 1993 and was chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine from 2010 to 2012. She now works as an educator and independent wine consultant specialising in production, blending and marketing focusing on Europe, Africa and Asia. Sherriff was first a Decanter World Wine Awards judge in 2004.


Decanter World Wine Awards.