Friday 16th August marked the occasion when food and wine celebrity Lyndey Milan was recognised with Legend status. Another achievement in an already stellar career, Lyndey Milan was named the NSW Legend of the Vine in front of many of her wine industry associates and colleagues at the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch.

True to form, Lyndey was overjoyed and somewhat moved by this recognition of her long-time service in the food and wine industry and as one of Australia’s most loved characters in both sectors.

National WCA Chair Toni Carlino said of the announcement, “It gives us great pleasure to present this honour to Lyndey, whose name is synonymous with food and wine in Australia. Lyndey’s passion, dedication and commitment, over many years has helped these communities flourish into what they are today.”

Lyndey is an Australian gastronomic icon and one of the most recognised food, wine and lifestyle personalities of our time. A multi-award-winning presenter, communicator, author and teacher with a career spanning over 30 years across television, radio and print.

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

About the Legend of the Vine Award

The Legend of the Vine Award was first introduced in NSW in 2014, and extends across Victoria and South Australia with annual awards issued in each of these states. The WCA Board and State Chapters select the nominees from each state, with the final winner determined by the WCA National Board.