About the Awards
Established in 2012, the ASVO Awards for Excellence is a prestigious event that promotes industry excellence, fosters leadership, and encourages innovation and sustainability in the Australian wine industry.
Each year the following awards are presented:
ASVO Viticulturist of the Year Award
This award aims to honour an outstanding viticulturist involved in the development of a novel and significant viticultural innovation or the introduction of a novel viticultural practice over the previous five years;
ASVO Winemaker of the Year Award
This award aims to recognise a winemaker within the industry who has demonstrated technical mastery over various aspects of winemaking;
ASVO Best Viticultural Paper of the Year Award and
Best Oenology Paper of the Year Award
These awards are proudly sponsored by Wine Australia and utilises an industry/science based panel to honour the authors of the respective viticultural and oenology papers where the potential application of the research to industry is deemed the most significant.
ASVO Advanced Wine Assessment Course Scholarship
– sponsored by Seguin Moreau
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.