The 2021 Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch, held on 16th December, saw the announcement that Sandra Przibilla had been honoured for her years of contribution to the Australian wine industry.

Sandra said that she was “honoured and humbled” by the recognition. Sandra has contributed to building the industry as a retailer, a wholesaler, an industry leader and as a pioneer of diversity and inclusion in the drinks industry.

WCA Executive Officer Andrew Stark said of the announcement, “It gives us great pleasure to present this honour to Sandra. Her long career as an industry leader has seen her help many wine businesses tell their stories more effectively, as well as making the industry a more welcoming one for female professionals.”

Sandra’s varied career has included serving as General Manager of the iconic Peter Doyle Cellars, Managing Director of NILWA, CEO of Drinks Association, and Chair of the Women in Drinks Council.

Sandra is the ninth person to be awarded Legend of the Vine status in NSW, and joins a prestigious national list that includes Lyndey Milan, Huon Hooke, Clive Hartley, Iain Riggs, Rob Hirst and David Lowe.