Award Categories

In the 2017 Australian Women in Wine Awards, there are eight award categories – including two new additions.

Winemaker of the Year

This award recognises an outstanding winemaker who is a leader in the profession, with a particular focus on the previous calendar year’s achievements.

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Viticulturist of the Year

This award recognises that great wine starts in the vineyard! In particular it looks at the consistent performance of the viticulturist over the last few seasons, and their use of innovation and/or best practice methods to achieve results.

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Owner / Operator of the Year

This award recognises a wine business owner or operator who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry.

Nominees can be a part or sole owner, managing director or chief executive of a wine business in the fields of wine production, viticulture or another wine-related business.

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Cellar Door Person of the Year

This award recognises excellence in providing service, knowledge and hospitality at the front line – the cellar door! To be eligible for entry the cellar door you work at must be open for visitation without appointment.

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Woman of Inspiration

This award – new for 2017 – recognises a woman whose contribution and achievement has had a significant impact on the Australian wine community. There is no entry required as the award recipient will be decided by the AWIWA advisory board.

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Marketer of the Year

This award recognises excellence in implementing an initiative, campaign or strategy.

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Workplace Champion of Change

This award, open to both businesses and individuals (male and female), recognises those who have provided outstanding support and advocacy for women in the industry and/or have been instrumental in implementing female friendly work practices.

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Researcher of the Year

The Researcher of the Year is open to an individual OR a team who have demonstrated excellence in the field of grape and/or wine research.

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Plus, in 2017, Wine Australia UK will be presenting a special one-off award

Honorary Australian Woman in Wine – for UK Wine Trade

This award will be presented to a woman in the UK trade who has made a significant on-going contribution to Australian wine. No entry is required, the award recipient will be decided by Wine Australia and the Australian Women in Wine Awards Board.

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Sometimes those who are the most deserving need a gentle tap on the shoulder. Do you know someone who should enter one or more of these awards? Nominate them now!

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