Eight Award Categories to Enter in 2018

The 2018 awards open on 10th July and close on 18 September. And this year you can start and stop, save and review your entry right up until closing date! So what are you waiting for? You don’t have to wait until you ‘feel’ like the perfect candidate – because who ever gets there?!?! You just have to throw your hat in the ring, believe in yourself and see what happens.

Thank you to the incredible brands and businesses who have sponsored each award category. We couldn’t do it without them!


Researcher / Innovator of the Year

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

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Cellar Door Person of
the Year

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

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Workplace Champion of Change

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This award, open to both businesses and individuals (male and female), recognises those who have provided outstanding support and advocacy for women in the Australian wine industry.

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Owner / Operator of the Year

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


Woman of Inspiration

This award 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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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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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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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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