Andrew Caillard is a specialist wine auctioneer and executive partner of Langton’s, in association with Christie’s.
In 1993 he became the fifth Australian to pass the Master of Wine examination – winning the highly prized Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting.
Andrew is regarded as Australia’s foremost expert on Australian wine investment and wine auctioneering. Andrew was born and educated in the UK, beginning his career in wine at Chateau Paveil de Luze and Negociant de Luze working the 1980 Bordeaux vintage and learning the wine trade.
Andrew Caillard began his Australian wine career at the Wine Society as its technical manager. The first seven years from 1989 to 1996 saw the wine auction – secondary market lurch from one crisis to another with turnover ebbing and flowing perilously. However, survival of the business saw Langton’s become the leading name in the wine investment market.
Andrew has been involved as an advisor and participant of the Penfolds Red Wine Clinics and Henschke’s Quality Assurance Programme (both re-corking activities), providing qualitative, valuation and counselling services.
Andrew Caillard has co-authored The Penfolds Rewards of Patience (1994 & 2000), and has just finalised the fifth edition of Langton’s Wine Investment Guide. He has contributed articles to many publications notably WINE Magazine and Webster’s. He is also a regular member of WINE Magazine’s tasting panel.
Andrew is a partner of the critically acclaimed Langton’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (Three Chefs Hats), and a part owner of Shadowfax Winery and The Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park near Melbourne. In 2002 Langton's launched its critically acclaimed interactive wine auction service at www.langtons.com.au at the same time bringing the wealth of Andrew's Australian wine commentary and analysis to a worldwide audience.