The 2018 Wine Industry IMPACT Award's has seen another record number of nominations cementing it as a highly valuable, robust and worthy competition. This awards initiative is the only one of its type in Australia dedicated to recognising the important relationship between grape and wine producers and their supply sector. This link is critical for Australia's grape and wine community to nurture so as to ensure it maintains a world-leading reputation for innovation and sustainability driving jobs and economic activity.
The 2018 finalists were diverse in their offering and demonstrated a range of solutions from across the value chain to deliver improved capability and competitiveness for Australian grape and wine producers.
- Grape Growing
- Distribution & Logistics
- Marketing & Communications
2018 Bentleys SA Grape Growing Award Finalist
2018 Bentleys SA Grape Growing Award Winner
2018 DW Fox Tucker Lawyers Winemaking Award Winner
The IMCD Group in Australia and New Zealand supplies the Proteotest kit from Vason, which allows winemakers to quickly, accurately and reliably determine protein stability in wine for greater preservation of its integrity and reduction of over fining that impacts sensory qualities.
2018 DW Fox Tucker Lawyers Winemaking Award Finalist
Tonnellerie Vicard has worked with customers and the University of Bordeaux to introduce a new type of barrel focused on eliminating barrel variation to create a new paradigm in creating the best foundation for quality wine.
2018 Australian Vintage Ltd Packaging Award Winner
Amorim Australasia is an exemplary supplier of cork closures demonstrated by a multi-million dollar R&D focus impacting the Australian wine industry through enhancing domestic and export quality and reputation.
2018 Australian Vintage Ltd Packaging Award Finalist
VI Packaging has exemplified a strong market position through the delivery of bold value-adding design and packaging options providing a one-stop solution accessible to all wine producers of any size.
2018 Pernod Ricard Winemakers Engineering Award Winner
2018 Pernod Ricard Winemakers Engineering Award Finalist
Seeley International has further improved their award-winning temperature and humidity control systems with smart technology to enhance wine quality, reduce costs of loss from evaporation and energy demands associated with barrel hall storage and maturation.
2018 Australia's Wine Business Magazine Marketing & Communications Award Winner
2018 Australia's Wine Business Magazine Marketing & Communications Finalist
Confidence in Taste has developed a new, direct-to-consumer marketing channel allowing wine samples to be taken from retail ready bottles and sent directly to consumers providing a virtual cellar door experience.
2018 MGA Insurance Brokers Distribution & Logistics Finalist
eBev offers wine venues and suppliers an innovative digital service for sourcing and ordering products, centralised portfolio storing and access, collated industry trade events and communication channels.
2018 MGA Insurance Brokers Distribution & Logistics Award Winner
WineWorks has made major investments in infrastructure and services to create best-fit transport, warehousing, reworking and export solutions for clients along the complete supply chain.
2018 Cathay Pacific Tourism Award Winner
Studio S2 Architects specialise in providing architectural and interior design with a focus on wine tourism. It introduces best practice for tourism elements including cellar door experiences and business growth.
2018 Cathay Pacific Tourism Award Finalist
2018 Casella Family Brands Start Up Award Finalist
It's at a mature startup providing an innovative digital service for sourcing and ordering products, centralised portfolio storing and access, collated industry trade events and communication channels.
2018 Casella Family Brands Startup Award Winner
Rapid Phenotyping is an emerging startup technology for instantly measuring chemicals in the entire winemaking cycle from nutrients in the soil, the uptake of nutrients to the vine and then sugar, tannin and acid levels of the fruit and even throughout the supply chain.