2023 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 and winners for the 2023 Wine Communicator Awards. 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 is then chosen from the category winners by the WCA Board and announced at the Awards Night on Tuesday 14th November 2023 in Sydney. 

Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners: 

Best Wine Marketing Communication Campaign (Individual or Team) 

  • Liquid Luxury by Stanton & Killeen WINNER 🍷
  • Giesen 0% Campaign by Mastermind Consulting & Giesen Group
  • This is Croser by Accolade Wines
  • Revello 2019 Barolo Release by Vinify 

Best Wine Blog or Podcast

  • Got Somme: Master Sommelier Wine Podcast
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Vines Podcast – Wine Grape Council of SA
  • Wine with Meg + Mel Podcast WINNER 🍷

Best Published Feature Article or Wine Column

  • Nola James, Halliday Wine Companion
  • Shanteh Wale, Wine Selector Magazine
  • Tom Kline, Halliday Wine Companion WINNER 🍷

Best Wine Serial Publication

  • The Quinta Quarterly by Stanton & Killeen WINNER 🍷

Best New Wine Book

  • Alternative Reality: How Australian Wine Changed Course by Max Allen
  • How to Drink Australian by Jane Lopes and Johnathan Ross WINNER 🍷

Best Wine-themed Event

  • Passing the Port by Stanton & Killeen Wines
  • Pinot Noir Celebration Australia 2023 by Mornington Peninsula Wine WINNER 🍷
  • Sit Stay Society Wines Rescue Dog Wine Bar by Blend Public Relations

Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door

  • Jodhi Thoms, Elderton Wines WINNER 🍷
  • Stanton & Killeen Cellar Door Team
  • Tracey Whooley, Singlefile Wines

Best Wine Educator

  • Barossa Wine School
  • Robin Shaw, Wine Tourism Australia & University of Adelaide WINNER 🍷
  • Matt Dunne, Joval Wine Group

Best Wine Student

  • Cassidy Shaw, The University of Adelaide WINNER 🍷
  • Ben Kite, The University of Adelaide

To find out more about this year’s Award finalists and their nominations, click here.

To read the press release from the 2023 Wine Communicator Awards night, click here.

Special Thanks to Award Partners