Born in Felix-England, Leonard Paul Evans (1930-2006) was one of Australia's most important winegrowers. He is equally a wine author, designer and presenter of radio and television broadcasts on the subject of wine, wine critic, Judge and tireless promoter of Australian wine became famous. After a brief career as a professional golfer, he emigrated to New Zealand in 1953. Two years later he came to Sydney Australia and then from 1965 promoted the Australian Wine Board. He campaigned vehemently for a new direction regarding the Australian wine enjoyment habits and propagated dry developed table wines instead of the then generally common sweet, gespriteten Dessert wines, From the late 1960s, he began writing books and articles and founded in 1969 in the Hunter Valley (New South Wales) Rothbury Estate, which became famous for its Sémillon and Chardonnay wines. At the same time, he opened a restaurant with a gourmet club in Sydney.
Len Evans also created Australia's hugely popular wine quiz Options where he organizes charity events. End of the 1970s, he bought with the financial help of his partner Peter Fox some wineries in Graves and Sauterne (France) and in the Napa Valley (California), which were run under the company coat "Evens Wine Company". After the early death of Peter Fox, the company got into more trouble, leaving the empire only the two wineries Rothbury Estate and Petalume Winery. The first one was in 1995 despite fierce opposition from Evans Mildara pale accepted. Evans retired and dedicated himself to the remainder of "Evans Family Wines Hunter Valley where he is an excellent Chardonnay produced. In 1991, he received the coveted for his great services to the Australian viticulture O'Shea Award, In addition, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire and in 1994 he was named "Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole". In 2001, he founded the Len Evans Tutorial, a non-profit educational institution for wine tasting jurors.