ASVO announces Viticulturist and Winemaker of the year winners of 2019

Dr Mardi Longbottom, Chair of the award committee said, “The ASVO is pleased to shine a light on such a high calibre of outstanding wine industry professionals.”
The full list of award categories and winners are as follows:
•    ASVO Viticulturist of the year – Dr Kerry DeGaris, Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council
•    ASVO Winemaker of the Year – Corrina Wright, Olivers Taranga
•    ASVO Viticulture Paper of the Year - Prof Andrew Walker University of California and Prof Qiaochun Wang, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China.
•    ASVO Oenology Paper of the Year - Dr Janez Kosel at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
•    ASVO Dr Peter May Award - Dr. habil Daniel Molitor, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
ASVO Award recipients are nominated by ASVO-appointed selection committees comprised of individuals who themselves are distinguished in the fields of viticulture and oenology and who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision. For a list of previous ASVO Awards winners, please visit