David LeMire MW is a wine business professional with experience in retail, distribution and brand management.
A two-year stint in London in the mid-90s gave LeMire a 'Eurocentric' palate, which he further developed in Australia in roles with Negociants Australia, a leading importer of fine wine. From 2000 to 2007 he was imports manager with Negociants Australia, overseeing a portfolio that included many of the great names of Burgundy, including but not limited to Coche Dury, Roulot, Bonneau du Martray, Roumier, and Domaine de la Romanée Conti.
He has run his own consulting business, has a share of a small wine production business, writes regular columns for Australia's Wine Business Magazine, is a wine show judge, and was a founding partner of Adelaide wine bar, Mother Vine. He passed the Master of Wine in 2007, and was co-convenor of the Australasian Institute of Masters of Wine Educational Seminar from 2008 to 2016.
In 2010 he joined the team at leading Adelaide Hills winery Shaw + Smith as Head of Sales and Marketing, and he was appointed Co-CEO in July 2020. In 2013, the team released the first Tolpuddle Vineyard wines, the 2012 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The latest venture from the team is MMAD Vineyard, an old vine vineyard in Blewitt Springs, with the first wines from the 2021 vintage.
Judging experience includes stints as Judge or Panel Chair at Royal Sydney Wine Show, Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Barossa Wine Show, Adelaide Hills Wine Show, McLaren Vale Wine Show, Clare Valley Wine Show, and the National Wine Show of Australia, and Chief Judge at McLaren Vale Wine Show from 2017 – 2020, incorporating the James Halliday Grenache Challenge.