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The Wine Industry IMPACT Awards aims to recognise the IMPACT of value chain partnerships on the capability and competitiveness of Australian wine producers. 

“This award is validation that the path we’ve been on is aligned with the industry’s expectation of us as a supplier… It serves as encouragement to keep investing and innovating, and to remain focused on the important stuff… All participants come out of the program better off than they were prior to it.”

– Tim Stead, CEO, Amorim Australasia – 2018 Wine Industry IMPACT Award Winner


To inquire about sponsoring our Winemaking, Engineering, Tourism or Startup Award please contact our Marketing & Events Coordinator, Hannah Harding (M 0448 216 761 / E hannah(at)

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Bentleys Grape Growing Award



  • Tim Siebert - Bentleys SA
  • Andrew Press - Winegrapes Australia
  • Nicki Robins - Barossa Grape and Wine Association

Winemaking Award (Sponsorship Available)


  • Helen McCarthy - Mount Adam Wines
  • Marie Clay - Wolf Blass Wines
  • Peter Warr - Kilikanoon Wines
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Australian Vintage Limited Packaging Award

Australian Vintage Limited


  • John Kontrec - Australian Vintage Limited
  • Lucy Moody - Somerled Wines
  • Chloe Fitzgerald - Accolade Wines

Engineering Award (Sponsorship Available)


  • Aaron Haw - Brown Family Wine Group
  • Stephen Kershaw - Taylors Wines
  • Emma King - Treasury Wine Estates

MGA Insurance Brokers Distribution & Logistics Award

MGA Insurance Group


  • Phil Keenihan - MGA Insurance Group
  • Aleksandra Bogdanovic - Sidewood Estate
  • Cindy Atkins - d'Arenberg Wines
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Wine Business Magazine Marketing & Communications Award

Australia's Wine Business Magazine


  • Anthony Madigan - Australia's Wine Business Magazine
  • Brett Thomas - Wick's Estate
  • Shirley Fraser - Byrne Vineyards

Tourism Award (Sponsorship Available)


  • Biddie Shearing - Limestone Coast Local Government Association
  • Marianna Sigala - University of South Australia
  • Lisa Anderson - Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Start Up Award (Sponsorship Available)


  • Keegan Sard - Capital Evolution Groupe
  • Roseanne Healy - Enterprise Corporation
  • Doug Adamson - DNA Innovation