Entries across 10 categories have officially opened for the prestigious Wine Communicator Awards. The annual awards, held by the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA), recognise outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms.

Entries in each category are reviewed by a panel of industry professionals to determine a shortlist of finalists. The category shortlists will be judged by the WCA Board, with the overall Wine Communicator of the Year chosen from the pool of 10 category winners.

Entries are now open until Friday 1 September, before the finalists are announced on Friday 13 October. This announcement will be followed by an awards ceremony held on Tuesday 14 November in Sydney.

Angus Barnes, WCA Executive Chair, said: “I am delighted to announce the 2023 Wine Communicator Awards open for entries. The awards continue to grow and to celebrate the diverse contributions made to the wine industry across a number of categories and channels.”

“As wine communication becomes broader and in some ways more challenging, it is increasingly important to recognise the story telling talents across Australia. We encourage you to enter and to tell us your stories.”

Entries are open for each of the following categories:

  • Best Wine Marketing Communications Campaign (Individual or Team)
  • Best Wine Blog or Podcast
  • Best Published Feature Article or Wine Column
  • Best Wine Serial Publication
  • Best New Wine Book
  • Best Wine Website or App
  • Best Wine-themed Event
  • Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door (Individual or Team)
  • Best Wine Educator
  • Best Wine Student

The cellar door team at Oliver’s Taranga, winners of the 2022 Wine Communicator of the Year Award, reflected proudly on last years accomplishments. Corrina Wright spoke on behalf of the team: “We were thrilled to have our incredible cellar door recognised for the fabulous work that they do at the forefront of wine communication, face-to-face with the guests that visit our cellar door and many like ours all around Australia.”

“The wine, region and people stories they share at the cellar door and the experience they provide stays in the hearts and minds of our guests long after they leave the venue.”

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