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Duane Coates MW

Duane Coates MW

Became an MW 2020

Based in Australia

Nationality Australian


Duane Coates has a long held passion for Australian and international wines. He expanded his knowledge with vintages in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and the Douro Valley. Exposure to European wines and winemaking has given Duane a broad perspective on techniques and wines styles. Other passions include archery, motorcycles and music.

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

Industry sector(s): Wine judge, Winemaking

Wine styles: Sparkling wine, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Australia

Specialisms: Fermentation, Processing of grapes, Production costs, Production of fortified wines, Blending, Bottling, Elevage / maturation, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Sensory evaluation