Judging: Authentic South African Experience

Judy Bower

Co-founder Wine.co.za

Judy and her husband Kevin Kidson co-founded the extensive South African Wine portal, wine.co.za in 1996 after a 15 year career in IT and Data Warehousing.

In 2004, she partnered with award-winning author and editor Lesley Beake, and launched Winescape magazine, showcasing the best in Wine, Food and Travel in the winelands.

Judy is responsible for the HR, Marketing and Sales at wine.co.za, and feels passionately about education, transformation and making a difference in South Africa, hence launching the #wineforgood initiative in 2016. She is often found behind the camera at events and launches, representing wine.co.za.

Besides loving singing, wine, theatre, the beach and hiking, she is a real foodie, and loves to cook and entertain at home and at the office, earning her the title of CFO at wine.co.za (Chief Food Organiser).