2020 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.

In each category, a short list of finalists is reviewed and selected by the panel of expert judges. A winner is then chosen in consultation with WCA Board. The overall Wine Communicator of the Year is then chosen from the category winners. Previous winners have included Barossa Grape & Wine Association, Max Allen, Gill Gordon-Smith, Gourmet Traveller WINE and Jeni Port.

Please refer to the below summary of finalists and winners for the 2020 Wine Communicator Awards.

  • Best Wine Public Relations Campaign (Individual or Team) – Award Partner, Winesave
  • Barossa Grape & Wine Association
  • Emily Levins, The Cru
  • Taylor Made Wines & Blend Public Relations (WINNER)
  • Best Published Feature Articles or Wine Columns – Award Partner, Accolade Wines
  • Jeni Port
  • Katie Spain
  • Max Allen (WINNER)
  • Best Digital Wine Communicator – Award Partner, Liquid Ideas
  • James Atkinson, Drinks Adventures
  • Kate Reekie, Taylors Wines
  • Trish Barry, Mastermind Consulting (WINNER)
  • Wine Yarra Valley
  • Best Wine Website or Wine App – Award Partner, Wine Communicators of Australia
  • Australian Wine Discovered, Wine Australia (WINNER)
  • Barossawine.com, Barossa Grape & Wine Association
  • Halliday Wine Companion, Hardie Grant
  • Best Wine Educator – Award Partner, The University of Adelaide
  • Marianna Sigala
  • Sarah Andrew, DIPWSET (Honours)
  • TAFE SA Wine and Spirits School (WINNER)
  • Best Wine Book (Trade, Technical or Consumer) – Award Partner, Calabria Family Wines
  • ‘Halliday Wine Companion 2021’ by James Halliday
  • ‘Intoxicating: Ten Drinks that Shaped Australia’ by Max Allen (WINNER)
  • ‘Rare Ozzies: a Hundred Wine Varieties Used in Australia’ by Darby Higgs
  • Best Wine Publication (Consumer) – Award Partner, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
  • Gomersal Wines
  • Gourmet Traveller WINE (WINNER)
  • Winestate Magazine
  • Best New Wine Writer – Award Partner, Gourmet Traveller WINE
  • Danni Chang, ‘Campaigning for Champagne in the 21st Century’
  • Olivia Evans, ‘Bryan, a Beer and Bushfires’
  • Zachary Phillips, ‘The Characters’ (WINNER)
  • Overall Wine Communicator of the Year 
  • Trish Barry, Mastermind Consulting (WINNER)