Steve Flamsteed Wins VIC WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2019-10-16T15:25:10+10:3018 October 2019|Media release, News|

Steve Flamsteed was today announced Legend of the Vine amongst industry peers at the annual Royal Melbourne Jimmy Watson Trophy Winners Lunch.  As a winemaker, chef and cheesemaker, our 2019 Victorian Legend of the Vine; Steve Flamsteed has lived a life many could only dream of. As a young man Steve didn’t follow the traditional path that many of his peers had taken before him.  With a passion for cooking

2019 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

2019-10-15T11:32:12+10:3015 October 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has today announced the finalists in the 10 categories of the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards, including a new award category: Best Wine Student. Sixteen experienced and respected wine industry professionals have judged the entries in the award categories, with three panels each assessing two or three categories each. The New Wine Writer of the Year Award is judged independently by Gourmet Traveller WINE judging panel.

Pam Dunsford Wins SA WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2019-10-07T16:50:12+10:307 October 2019|Media release, News|

Pam Dunsford grew up in an era where young women did not hold winemaking positions.  Having studied a degree in bio-chemistry and horticulture from the University of Adelaide, it was during this time she became interested in wine.  In 1972, Pam became the first female to be accepted to Roseworthy College to study Oenolgy. Pam Dunsford is not unaccustomed to breaking the mould throughout her 40 year winemaking career.  Not

2019 Wine Industry Mentor Program Recipients Announced

2019-09-24T15:51:58+10:3019 September 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School of the University of Adelaide are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural, Wine Industry Mentor Program. Having received an impressive 45 high caliber mentee applications to be matched with 20 wine sector leaders, the pairing process was a no easy task for the panel. The Wine Industry Mentor Program aims to boost both the personal and professional

2019 Wine Media Cadet Announced

2019-09-03T17:35:03+10:303 September 2019|Media release, News|

Young wine advocate Mariette Morris has been named the 2019 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet. The State Government sponsored WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate about South Australia’s wine industry and are keen to build their careers. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the successful Wine Media Cadet program helps young people develop key skills in wine

WCA Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch Grows from Strength to Strength

2019-08-21T15:20:28+10:3021 August 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch is the showpiece event on the South Australian (SA) wine calendar. Run in partnership with the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA and sponsored for the first time by Booth Transport, we are thrilled that the 2019 event will be once again held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday 4 October 2019, 12.30 – 3.30pm.   The

Australian Legend, Lyndey Milan wins Prestigious Legend of the Vine Award

2019-08-17T17:13:14+10:3016 August 2019|Media release, News|

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

Keynote Speakers Announced for Wine Media Conference

2019-07-30T10:08:04+10:3030 July 2019|Media release, News|

The Wine Media Conference is pleased to announce Bruce Schoenfeld and Max Allen as keynote speakers for the 2019 Wine Media Conference to be held in the Hunter Valley, NSW October 10-12. “We are thrilled to have two outstanding wine writers from two continents delivering keynote addresses at the 2019 Wine Media Conference”, explained conference organizer Allan Wright of Zephyr Conferences. “With Bruce representing North America and Max representing Australia,

Angove Family Winemakers to Sponsor Wine Media Conference

2019-07-25T09:59:55+10:3025 July 2019|Media release, News|

Angove Family Winemakers​ is the newest sponsor for the 2019 Wine Media Conference to be held in the Hunter Valley, NSW October 10-12. The family-owned company will be pouring seven wines for conference attendees in a Wine Education Session. “We are very excited to have Angove Family Winemakers supporting the Wine Media Conference”, exclaimed conference organizer Allan Wright of Zephyr Conferences. “While much of the conference is focused on the

Education continues to be the focus for WCA

2019-07-24T15:08:28+10:3024 July 2019|Media release, News|

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is delighted to welcome TAFE SA as their latest Education Partner. This new relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of education for the next generation of wine sector professionals. WCA’s role is to support wine communications in all its forms, under two primary pillars; awarding excellence and advancing excellence; education fits well within these pillars. TAFE SA has