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AWIWA awards go global!

AWIWA awards go global!

Wine Australia has partnered with the Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) to promote female winemakers abroad by announcing the winners of the 2017 Awards in London.

A tasting event at Australia House London will take place on Tuesday, September 26 to demonstrate the quality and diversity of Australian wines made by female winemakers and wine brands owned by women.

Approximately 250 attendees are expected at the trade tasting from across the wine trade, with a particular focus on press, independent wine merchants and top sommeliers.

As part of the tasting, the announcement of the winners of the 2017 Australian Women in Wine awards will take place – the first time these awards have been announced outside Australia.

Jane Thomson, founder of the awards, will be flying over to London to announce the winners.

“This is an exciting development for the Australian Women in Wine Awards,” said Thomson. “Showcasing our women in wine on such an important international stage is not only good for the advancement of gender equality, it’s good for the entire Australian wine community.”

The Australian Women in Wine Awards – which are owned and operated by The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society – works to celebrate and reward the work of women in the Australian wine community, and community leaders who champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace. Previous winners include Prue Henschke (Viticulturist of the Year, 2016), Rose Kentish, Ulithorne (Winemaker of the Year, 2015) and Iain Riggs, Brokenwood (Workplace Champion of Change, 2016).

Any winery with a female winemaker or owner/operator is invited to be a part of this event. However, it is a requirement that to be included in the event the female winemaker or owner/operator must attend the event to pour their wines. In good news for marketing budgets, Wine Australia will cover all the costs of the tasting. Attendees simply need to pay to make their own way to London.

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Pictured: Viticulturist of the Year 2016, Prue Henscke