The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society together with the Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) Advisory Board recently announced the finalists of the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards and the Riverland, again features in the list.
Nicole Pitman Viticultural Technical Officer for Kingston Estate Wine has been shortlisted in the Viticulturist of the Year category and newly appointed RWIDC committee member Shirley Fraser, Marketing and Sales Manager for Byrne Vineyards, in the Marketer of the Year. Lynda Schenk, who assists Riverland Wine in many facets, is also a Marketer of the Year finalist.
The AWIWA which commented in 2015, are the first and only awards platform for women in wine. Jeni Port, founding member of the AWIWA Advisory Board and award-winning wine journalist, said each year the judging process gets harder as more talented women are encouraged to enter and tell the world about the fantastic work they are doing.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday November 16 in Sydney. This year the awards will be part of the first ever Australian Women in Wine Symposium & Awards Day at Quay Restaurant in Sydney.
Registrations for event, which is open to both men and women to attend, and more information about the awards is available on the AWIWA website.