Ray Jordan is one of Australia’s most experienced wine journalists. Ray has been writing about wine for more than 40 years. His first articles were published in the early issues of the national wine magazine Winestate in the late 70s when he worked in Sydney as a correspondent for The West Australian newspaper. Ray is currently Wine Editor for Seven West Media, writing wine columns for The West Australian Fresh Section and the Saturday Magazine, Play. In 2003 Ray released the first of his annual guides to West Australian wines. In 2016 Ray published Wine in the Blood: Australia’s family wine estates, with both Chinese and English versions. In 2017 Ray and Peter Forrestal released the definitive book on the beginnings of Margaret River as a wine region, The Way it Was: The History of the early years of the Margaret River Wine Region. Ray has been awarded the Jack Mann Medal for his contribution to the West Australian wine industry.