Rob Hirst
Rob Hirst
Chairman – House of Fine Wine & Tucker Seabrook


Currently continues as Chairman of Tucker Seabrook and also Chairman of the Advisory Board of House of Fine Wine the National Distributor of Bollinger, Henschke and Villa Maria.

Currently also a Board Member of Wine Communicators of Australia, plus a Member of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales – Sydney Wine Show Committee plus a member of Sommeliers Australia.

A passionate supporter of industry education, Rob and Tucker Seabrook established the Australian operations for the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) in 1991 and today is the Australian Ambassador for the world’s largest wine & spirit education organisation the UK based Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) plus also working with the Oceania Board of the highly respected worldwide Court of Master Sommeliers.

Additionally, a great believer that excellence everywhere should be recognised and rewarded, in 1994, founded Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards and subsequently in 2012, founded greater China’s Wine List of the Year Awards – both now the foremost such Awards in both Countries.