Awards

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year Award
sponsored by Bayer CropScience

This award honours an outstanding viticulturist involved in the development of a novel and significant viticultural innovation or introduction of a novel viticultural practice over the previous five years.
• An ASVO member must nominate using a formal application outlining the viticultural innovation and its potential contribution to the Australian wine sector both present and into the future.
• The application may also focus on work where the nominee has contributed to a substantial change in Best Management Practices at a regional or national level.

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ASVO Winemaker of the Year Award

This award recognises a winemaker within the wine industry who has demonstrated technical mastery over any aspect of winemaking. This award honours an outstanding winemaker actively involved at the ‘coal-face’ in winemaking, over the previous five years.
• The selection criteria include evidence of continual improvement of technical proficiency both personally and within the business environment, that results in wines which are recognised by third parties for their quality, style and innovation.
• This award would also recognise significant research and development undertaken by the nominee to continually improve quality and/or efficiency of the winemaking process and where the nominee may have contributed to a substantial change in winemaking Best Management Practices at a regional or national level.

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The ASVO Best Viticultural Paper of the Year Award and
the Best Oenology Paper of the Year Award
sponsored by Wine AustraliaWineAust_New_Black

These awards recognise author(s) of papers published in the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research (AJGWR) in the past year (issue 3 of the previous year, and issues 1 and 2 in the current year) and is sponsored by AGWA.
• These awards are open to all authors of papers published in the AJGWR. The judging committee will select the papers in which the potential application of the research to industry is deemed the most significant.
• No entry form is required to be considered for these awards

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ASVO Advanced wine assessment course scholarship
sponsored by Seguin Moreau Australasia

The Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) Scholarship is an initiative of the ASVO with support from the Australian Wine Research institute (AWRI) and is made possible through sponsorship from Seguin Moreau Australasia.
The scholarship is designed to support applicants who have the potential to become wine show judges to develop the sensory analysis capabilities and the vocabulary to judge wine in Australian at an elite level

All AWAC are held at the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide. AWAC is an intensive four-day course which includes approximately 40 hours of activities, with leading wine show judges, journalists and winemakers assisting in the presentation of the course

  • To be eligible for the ASVO AWAC Scholarship entrants must be financial ASVO members at the date of the submission.
  • Members may self-nominate or be nominated by a third party.
  • Entrants who are nominated by a third party must agree to the nomination.

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