Eddie is the driving force behind Eddie McDougall Wines, taking a 1200 bottle production to become one of Australia’s leading boutique winemakers. Eddie’s international winemaking experience and industry reputation has led the way in reshaping the perception of Australian wines globally.
Born in Hong Kong to an Australian father and Chinese mother, Eddie grew up with a diverse set of cultural experiences and taste buds. 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 scholarship.
With a winemaking CV that has been described as “Legendary” by credible industry sources, Eddie has built his winemaking experiences under some of the world’s most iconic producers. Eddie has worked with the likes of Vietti, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Giant Steps, Deep Woods Estate, O'Leary Walker, Clyde Park, Wood Park, and Silver Heights. In addition, Eddie’s innovative approach to winemaking led him to become the winemaker for Hong Kong’s first urban winery.
Today, Eddie is an award-winning winemaker, chairman of the Asian Wine Review
, columnist for many international publications, wine judge, a TV personality and founder of The Flying Winemaker
, one of Asia-Pacific’s most dynamic wine brands.
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.