2021 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists and Winners 

The annual WCA Wine Communicator Awards recognise outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms.

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 10 categories for the 2021 Wine Communicator Awards, including our 3 NEW categories: Best New Blog or Podcast, Best Wine-Themed Event and Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door.

We are extremely pleased with the quality and success that has come from all communicators within the wine industry this year.

Each entry is reviewed by a panel of expert judges and a winner is selected in consultation with the WCA Board. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year Award will then be chosen from the category winners by the WCA Board and announced at the award ceremony on Wednesday 24th November 2021. 

Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners: 

Best Wine Marketing Communication Campaign (Individual or Team) 

  • Langhorne Creek Project 5255
  • Scarborough Wine Co. / Mastermind Consulting
  • Taylors Wines’ mission to save the seahorses / Blend Public Relations & Common Ventures – 🍷Winner

Best Wine Blog or Podcast

  • Drinks Adventures Podcast – James Atkinson -🍷Winner
  • Wine for the People
  • Wine with Meg + Mel – Rob Dolan Wines

Best Published Feature Article or Wine Column

  • Jeni Port and Nicole Bilson
  • Katie Spain -🍷Winner
  • Samantha Payne

Best Wine Serial Publication

  • Veraison Magazine
  • Wine Business Solutions -🍷Winner

Best New Wine Book

  • Elderton Wines, Elderton: A Vintage Story by Nicolas Brasch
  • Soul Publishing, Wine, Beer & Spirits of the Fleurieu by Rojina McDonald -🍷Winner

Best Wine Website or App

  • Australian Wine Connect -🍷Winner
  • McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association
  • Winepilot

Best Wine-themed Event

  • Henschke and Hutton Vale Farm, Vino Camino -🍷Winner
  • Rob Dolan Wines: The Pairing Method

Best Wine Communicator

  • Phillip Lord, Michael Hall Wines
  • Rebecca Barr, Fernfield Wines -🍷Winner
  • Rhys Baker, Swinging Bridge Wines

Best Wine Educator

  • Dr Rebecca Dolan, University of Adelaide -🍷Winner
  • Jamie Sach, Penfolds
  • Hydra Consulting

Best Wine Student

  • Kirsty Hill, Handpicked Wines
  • Congling Faye Fu, TAFESA Wine & Spirit School
  • Ruchira Ranaweera, University of Adelaide -🍷Winner
2021 Wine Communicator of the Year – Katie Spain

Read press release here

Special Thanks to Award Partners