Entries are now open for the 2018 Women in Wine Awards

Australia's only awards program for women in its fourth year

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Australian Women In Wine Awards

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Australian Women in Wine Awards 2017 Winners in London


The world’s only awards program for women in wine is back for 2018 with entries and nominations now invited for the Australian Women in Wine Awards from across the wine community.

This year’s award categories are:  

  • Winemaker of the Year – sponsored by Tonnellerie Saint Martin
  • Viticulturist of the Year – sponsored by Wine Australia
  • Researcher / Innovator of the Year – sponsored by Angove Family Wines
  • Marketer of the Year – sponsored by Denomination
  • Cellar Door Person of the Year – sponsored by Platinum Bags
  • Workplace Champion of Change – sponsored by the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia
  • Owner / Operator – sponsored by WineWorks Australia
  • Woman of Inspiration – sponsored by Irvine Wines

Now in its fourth year, the Australian Women in Wine Awards – which were started in 2015 – are the first and (still) the only awards platform for women in wine.

Member of the 2018 AWIWA Advisory Board and prominent wine journalist, Jeni Port, said that while the the Australian wine industry has enthusiastically embraced the Australian Women in Wine Awards there is still much work to do.

“While participation rates of women in the industry remain low - way below 50 per cent across the board - we have our work cut out. We are not complacent, and the industry shouldn’t be either.”

“This year we need more women to step forward and enter the awards, be visible and be there for women coming through,” continued Ms. Port.

The Australian Women in Wine Awards – which are owned and operated by The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society and conducted with the assistance of an advisory board of industry leaders - works to celebrate and reward the work of women in the Australian wine community, and community leaders who champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace. Previous winners include Prue Henschke (Viticulturist of the Year, 2016), Sue Hodder (Woman of Inspiration, 2017) and Virginia Willcock (Winemaker of the Year, 2017). Enter the awards here »

The winners will be announced on Friday 16th November at the first ever Australian Women in Wine Symposium and Awards Day at Quay Restaurant in Sydney. Registrations for this history making event are also now open here »

The awards are entirely funded by sponsorship. This year’s Gold Partners include CRU, Vintrace, Pernod-Ricard Winemakers and Wine Business Magazine. 

Entries close Tuesday 18th September with fnalists announced Tuesday 16th October.

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