THE Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society recently announced the launch of the Australian Women in Wine Awards and nominations are now open.
The awards were established to acknowledge and reward the work of women in the Australian wine industry, and industry leaders who champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace.
The first of their kind in Australia, the awards offer four categories which will be judged by six members of an advisory board made up of some of the industry’s leading female talent.
The entry deadline for the Australian Women in Wine Awards is Tuesday, October 6 and entries can be made at www.womeninwineawards.com.au.
The award categories are: Winemaker of the Year, Viticulturist of the Year, Owner/Operator of the Year and Workplace Champion of Change.
Local winery owner Jenny Houghton of Maygars Hill Vineyard is one of the members on the advisory board, which features women from a wide range of roles within the wine industry.