Ray Jordan

Western Australia's most read wine writer

Ray Jordan has been writing about wine for more than 40 years.

Author of the 2023 and 2024 WA Wine Review. And its previous title, WA Wine Guide from 2000 to 2022.

His first articles were published in the early issues of national wine magazine, Winestate, in the late 1970s when he worked in Sydney as a newspaper correspondent. From 1989 to 2023 Ray wrote more than 3000 columns as a regular newspaper wine columnist. He currently writes a regular column for the special business publication Business News and is a contributor to the wine platform Wine Pilot.

In 2017 Ray co-authored The Way it Was – A History of The Early Days of the Margaret River Wine Industry and previously wrote Wine in the Blood: Australia’s Family Wine Estates, published in Mandarin and English.

In 2011 Ray was awarded the WA Wine Press Club Jack Mann Memorial Medal for his contribution to the WA wine industry. His love of wine is as strong as his love of the blues, and tasting the thousands of wines that cross his bench each year allows him to indulge in both.