In a boon for the Wine Communicator of the Year Awards, Rebecca Hopkins will attend its presentation night of nights being held at the Gourmet Traveller WINE wine space, Sydney, on Wednesday 7th November in the official capacity of Master of Ceremonies.

Born and raised in the McLaren Vale, and a graduate of Wine Business School from the University of Adelaide, Hopkins has built a successful and celebrated national and international career in wine communications and strategy spanning 25 years.

Now an experienced wine communications strategist, speaker, moderator, host and writer, Hopkins started her career in the Australian wine industry in various roles in marketing, distribution, and communication. In 2007 she joined the Hardy Wine Company (now Constellation Brands) and re-located to San Francisco, U.S.A. The international move has since see her star rise leading to senior roles at wine importer Folio Fine Wine Partners and then Colangelo & Partners, a fine wine and spirits communications agency.

Outside of her professional career, Rebecca is motivated and inspired by work-life balance. She is a 10+ year student and devotee of yoga and meditation and uses both practices to manage anxiety, stress and aid clearer communication. With this mission in mind, in March of 2018 Rebecca independently launched ‘A Balanced Glass’, an online platform providing education and resources to industry colleagues to help support and maintain health and wellbeing while working in the beverage alcohol industry.