The Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) are the first and (still) the only awards platform for women in wine. Entries and nominations, from the wine community, are now open for 2018 AWIWA.
This year’s award categories are: Winemaker of the Year; Viticulturist of the Year; Researcher/Innovator of the Year; Marketer of the Year; Cellar Door Person of the Year; Workplace Champion of Change; Owner/Operator; and Woman of Inspiration.
Now, in its fourth year, the AWIWA – 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. The Riverland has tasted success with Jenny Semmler (Owner/Operator, 2016) and Jasmine Morgan (Cellar Door Person, 2017).
Entries close on Tuesday, September 18 and finalists will be announced on Tuesday, October 16.
The first ever Australian Women in Wine Symposium and Awards Day will be held at Quay Restaurant in Sydney on Friday, November 16 where the 2018 winners will be announced. The awards ceremony will also be streamed live.
More information about the awards and the AWIWA Symposium is available on the website.