Awards Advisory Committees

The Award Advisory Committees have been established to provide an accountable and transparent framework process for the receipt, evaluation and recommendation to the ASVO Board of Directors of nominations for Honours or Awards.

Winemaker of the Year advisory committee

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Wendy Cameron MW Committee Chair
Tony Bataglene (Industry body community)
Assoc. Prof Paul Grbin (Research community)
Sarah Pidgeon (SA)
Gary Baldwin (VIC)

Viticulturist of the Year advisory committee

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Liz Riley Committee Chair
Ben Rose (Industry body community)
Mardi Longbottom (Research community)
Colin Hinze (SA)
Mark Krstic (VIC)
Kristy Bartrop (NSW / ACT)
Tony Proffitt (WA / TAS / QLD)

Viticultural Paper of the year advisory committee

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Nick Dry
Catherine Kidman
Inca Pearce
Tony Proffitt
Liz Riley
Andy Clarke

Oenology Paper of the year advisory committee

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Bryan Currie
Mike Hayes
Alana Seabrook
Alison Soden
David Wollan
Wendy Cameron MW

Committee Composition

The ASVO committee will be identified from members of the ASVO and will be formed with due regard to the balance of gender, geographical location, and expertise.

Objectives

  1. Develop a list of award candidates based on the criteria provided by the ASVO Board,
  2. Provide a recommendation to the ASVO Board of the top three candidates in order of preference,
  3. Provide a final report to the ASVO Board that articulates the achievements of the top three candidates and a recommendation for the selection of a winner.

Award Criteria

ASVO Award finalists demonstrate the following attributes:

  1. A broad positive contribution to the Australian wine industry and / or community; examples may include but are not limited to – leadership in regional, state and national wine industry committees or associations, the driving force behind innovative practices, technologies or standards, or outstanding budget/financial management.
  2. Evidence of improvement from standard viticulture and winemaking practices.
  3. Demonstrable integration of the outcomes of their contribution or innovation into the culture of the nominees’ organisation.
  4. Demonstrable efforts to share the outcomes of their contribution or innovation with the broader wine industry in either a regional, state or national capacity.