August 11 - 14 2022 Stay & Explore

David LeMire

MW Shaw + Smith - Adelaide

David LeMire MW is a wine business professional with experience in retail, distribution, and brand management.

A two year stint in London in the mid 90s gave him a 'eurocentric' palate, which he further developed in Australia in his roles with Negociants Australia, a leading importer of fine wine to Australia. From 2000 – 2007 he was Imports Manager with Negociants Australia, overseeing a portfolio that included many of the great names of Burgundy, including but not limited to Coche Dury, Roulot, Bonneau du Martray, Roumier, and Domaine de la Romanee Conti.

He has run his own consulting business, has a share of a small wine production business, writes regular columns for Australia's Wine Business Magazine, is a wine show judge, and a partner in an Adelaide wine bar, Mother Vine. He was co-convenor of the Australasian Institute of Masters of Wine Educational Seminar from 2008 to 2016.

In 2010 he joined the team at leading Adelaide Hills winery Shaw + Smith as Head of Sales and Marketing, and he was appointed Co-CEO in July 2020.

Judging experience includes stints as Judge or Panel Chair at Royal Sydney Wine Show, Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Barossa Wine Show, Adelaide Hills Wine Show, McLaren Vale Wine Show, Clare Valley Wine Show, and National Wine Show of Australia, and Chief Judge at McLaren Vale Wine Show from 2017 – 2020, incorporating the James Halliday Grenache Challenge.