Entries open today for Wine Communicator of Australia (WCA)’s prestigious annual Wine Communicator Awards, which recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms.

WCA Executive Officer Andrew Stark said, “We’re delighted to once again have the chance to celebrate those people who do so much to tell the many stories that our wine community has to tell. These awards reflect the diversity of how these stories come to life, whether through traditional or digital media, through education, or through experiences like cellar doors or brand events. What is consistent, though, is the passion that our communicators have for telling those stories.”


Entries are sought across the following categories.

  • Best Wine Marketing Commmunications Campaign (Individual or Team)
  • Best Wine Blog or Podcast
  • Best Published Feature Article or Wine Column
  • Best Wine Serial Publication
  • Best New Wine Book
  • Best Wine Website or App
  • Best Wine-themed Event
  • Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door
  • Best Wine Educator
  • Best Wine Student

In each Award category, entries are reviewed and judged by a panel of industry professionals from which a short list of finalists is determined. A winner is then chosen in consultation with WCA Board. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year is then chosen from the pool of 10 category winners.

The 2021 Wine Communicator of the Year recipient, Australian wine writer Kaite Spain, recently reflected on last years win. Katie said, “The last few years have been a rollercoaster for everyone so to be named Wine Communicator of the Year during a global pandemic was humbling and just the non-Covid-related booster I needed. Honestly, I’m still pinching myself. To be recognised for telling heartfelt stories made it all worthwhile. The award made the fire in this writer’s belly (and fingertips) burn stronger.” 

Entries close on Friday 2 September 2022. Finalists will be announced on Friday 14 October, and winners will be announced on Wednesday 23 November at an Awards Ceremony in Sydney.

Award criteria and entry forms are available here: https://winecommunicators.com.au/awards/wine-communicator-awards/