Ray Jordan Biography
Ray Jordan is one of Australia’s most experienced wine journalists. He has been writing about wine for nearly forty years. His first articles were published in the early issues of the national wine magazine Winestate in the late 1970s when he worked in Sydney as a correspondent for The West Australian newspaper. Ray is currently Wine Editor for Seven West Media, contributing two weekly columns to The West Australian. In 2017 Ray co-authored with Peter Forrestal the definitive book on the emergence of Margaret River titled, The Way it Was: A history of the early days of the Margaret River wine industry. He previously co-authored with Peter Forrestal an earlier book on the Margaret River region and in 2016 released a Chinese language book, Wine in the Blood: Australia’s Family Wine Estates.
He also presents occasional segments on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight. Ray has judged at wine shows around Australia and is a member of the West Australian Governor’s Wine Council. He has also written sixteen West Australian Wine Guides. Ray has been awarded the WA Wine Press Club Jack Mann Medal for his contribution to the West Australian wine industry.