The annual WCA Wine Communicator Awards recognise outstanding
contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms.
In each category, a short list of finalists is reviewed and selected by
the panel of expert judges. A winner is then chosen in consultation
with WCA Board.
The overall Wine Communicator of the Year is then chosen
from the category winners. Previous winners have included Tyson Stelzer,
Jeni Port, Huon Hooke, Jane Ferrari, James Halliday and Campbell
Awards are announced and presented at a gala event in Sydney on 8
In 2016, awards will be offered in the following seven categories:
Best Published Feature Articles or Wine Column
New Wine Writer of the Year
Digital Wine Communicator of the Year
Best Wine Website or Wine App
Best Wine Book (Trade, Technical or Consumer)
Best Wine Publication (Trade or Consumer)
Best Wine Educator
" We have always been full of admiration for the WCA initiatives to
improve and encourage excellence in all forms of communication about
The team at GT WINE is absolutely thrilled and amazed to have won Wine
Communicator of the Year 2016. We are very honoured to share this
prestigious accolade with all the talented people who contribute to
both the print and digital versions of the magazine."
Judy Sarris, Gourmet Traveller WINE, 2016 Wine Communicator of
"The list of previous winners is impressive for the quality and breadth
of wine knowledge on display, and their ability to communicate to a
wide audience. Joining them was a great personal honour. The Award iss
highly sought after"
Jeni Port, 2014 Wine Communicator of the Year
"The WCA awards have had an enormous positive impact on my business and
my personal profile in the wine industry, and has led to some
incredible opportunities and privileges I could never have anticipated.
Jane Thomson, 2013 Digital Wine
Communicator of the Year