Our Story: Uncorked and Cultivated

Australian wine consultancy


  • Uncorked and Cultivated is an Australian wine consultancy established in Brisbane in 1999. Founded by acclaimed Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith, we deliver tailored vineyard and winery advisory services in the eastern Australian states. We currently provide wine expertise to several Australian wine exporters which focus on East Asia. Discover how Uncorked and Cultivated’s wine consultancy services can enhance your bottom line.


    Peter Scudamore-Smith, Master of Wine, is the founder and director of Uncorked and Cultivated.  He holds the prestigious Master of Wine award—recognised as the highest achievement in the global wine community—and is the second person in Australia to be awarded this honour. This title and qualification recognises wine experts who have worldwide knowledge of tasting, making and marketing wine and skills in wine writing. Globally there are approximately 300 Masters of Wine. The title reflects a lifelong dedication to upholding and promoting the highest educational and professional standards in the wine trade.

    Peter Scudamore-Smith MW is a capital city wine show judge. His judging experience includes over 80 wine shows where he has held positions as chief judge and panel chair. Peter’s expertise relating to Australian wine styles, both pre-and post-millennial, is in high demand.  His country specialities are France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Visit our appearances page to learn more about Peter’s public commitment to the wine industry and wine appreciation.

    He is respected for his critique, presentation, production and journalism around the sparkling wines of the world. Peter’s 1985 award of ‘Vin de Champagne’, made by the Champagne industry, was not paralleled by another Queensland wine professional until twenty years later. Peter publishes wine writing on sparkling wines from all continents and regularly visits Champagne. Peter Scudamore-Smith MW was born in Kingaroy, Queensland, and educated at Toowoomba Grammar School. He graduated as an industrial chemist from the University of Southern Queensland in 1970. He has an oenology degree awarded by Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, in 1983.

  • Du Vin de Champagne award


    Peter Scudamore-Smith was inducted into the L’ordre des Coteaux de Champagne on 26 June 2014, in the cellars of Champagne Charles Heidsieck.

    This was on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Vin de Champagne Award #40thChampganeAward celebrated by 44 Australians who revisited Champagne 24 – 28 June 2014 as guests of the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).


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