The 2023 Wine Industry Impact Awards’ (WIIA) winners were announced on Tuesday 28 November to great fanfare at the WIIA Gala Dinner held at Adelaide Oval.

The overall standard of submissions was noted to be exceptionally high which is testament to the quality and innovation delivered by the wine supply sector. The Awards recognise and congratulate excellence and innovation in the wine industry supply chain.

The Awards program highlights where progress happens in creating new opportunities to articulate the innovative solutions that are happening and how their practical adoption can help with efficiency, sustainability, quality, recovery, risk mitigation, brand development, safety and more.

The Hon. Minister Clare Scriven, South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development outlined for Gala Dinner attendees the benefits that Adelaide has enjoyed as a Great Wine Capital being part of a network of wine regions that span old and new world tastes and offer an exceptional guide to international wine tourism travel experiences.

Corrina Wright of Olivers Taranga of McLaren Vale brought great humour and personality to the event as Gala Dinner MC.

Congratulations to the 2023 Award winners in a tight field of exceptional entrants:

  • Viticulture : Nutrien Ag Solutions, recognition of the exceptional extension work for the benefit of growers in botrytis management.
  • Winemaking and Oenology : Enartis Pacific, for work done in wine stabilisation that lead to both cost savings and enhancement of wine quality.
  • Engineering and Equipment : PTI Pacific, for the innovative power-free 1400 Series NPD bottle filler that deals effectively with small batch carbonisation.
  • Packaging and Design : Australian Vintage for removal of single use plastics by using recycled materials in their new cardboard shippers.
  • Marketing: Riverland Wine, for the innovative photo exhibition to promote the personality and personalities of the region.
  • Wine Tourism : S2 Architects for their portfolio of work done in linking the built environment and their winery clients’ brand equity.
  • AgTech and Digital : Onside for their work in monitoring mass vehicle movement through wine regions to enhance biosecurity controls.
  • Sustainability : Pernod Ricard Winemakers in recognition of their 'Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap, Good Times from a Good Place', which addresses the organisation’s environmental and social impact from grape to glass.
  • Transport and Logistics : Transolve Global for their adoption of a new design in their flexitanks to increase the overall volume of bulk wine carried while still complying with the standard regulatory permissible limits.

Images from the Wine Industry Impact Awards' Gala Dinner have been posted on the WISA Facebook page.

WISA would like to thank the invaluable support extended by Award sponsors: