Jim Harre, international wine show judge
Jim comes from a family that is rich in winemaking history and is an international wine judge. Jim and his wife Wendy own and operate the Gates Country Lodge in North Canterbury.
An international Wine Judge with over 25 years judging experience, Jim comes from a family that is rich in wine making history.
After studying winemaking and viticulture at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay, Jim has worked vintages in France, Australia, New Zealand and spent time working in Christie's Fine Wine Department in London.
In August 2000, Jim authored a research paper "The effect of the aircraft environment on the sensory perception of wine" which was published at the 2000 Romeo Bragato National Conference in New Zealand.
Jim has been part of the Judging teams of every major New Zealand Show and internationally Jim is a regular judge in the United States, Australia, London, Japan and China. Jim currently hold the position of senior judge with New Zealand Winegrowers, Chairman of Judges for the New World Wine Competition, Victoria Wine Competition and is a Panel Chairman for the prestigious International Wine Challenge in London.