2022 Wine Communicator Awards Finalists & 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 9 categories for the 2022 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 will then be chosen from the category winners by the WCA Board and announced at the award ceremony on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 in Sydney. 

Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners: 

Best Wine Marketing Communication Campaign (Individual or Team) 

  • Barossa Australia — The Barossa It’s Just Us Campaign🍷WINNER 
  • Calabria Wines/Blend PR – Celebrating ‘true partnerships’ Campaign
  • Yalumba Wines – International Viognier Day Campaign

Best Wine Blog or Podcast

  • AWRI Decanted Podcast by Australian Wine Research Institute
  • Drinks Adventures Podcast by James Atkinson
  • Wine with Meg + Mel Podcast🍷WINNER 

Best Published Feature Article or Wine Column

  • Angus Hughson, The Australian
  • Lisa Cardelli, Freelance Wine Writer 🍷WINNER 
  • Nicole Bilson, Freelance Wine Writer

Best New Wine Book

  • The Wine Producers: A Taste of Barossa and A Taste of McLaren Vale, published by BudMedia and written by Katie Spain🍷WINNER 
  • Weekends with Matt, published by Affirm Press and written by Peter Coleman and Matt Fowles

Best Wine Website or App

  • Margaret River Wine Guide by Margaret River Wine Association🍷WINNER 
  • Patina Wines
  • WithWine

Best Wine-themed Event

  • Margaret River Fine Vines Festival🍷WINNER 
  • Riverland Uprising Showcase
  • The Pairing Method: Food & Wine down to the element

Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door

  • Paris Hokin, Arlewood Estate
  • Oliver’s Taranga Cellar Door Host Team🍷WINNER 
  • Yalumba Wine Room Team

Best Wine Educator

  • Cynthia Gemus, Yalumba Wines🍷WINNER 
  • John Noble, Champagne Bureau Australia
  • Tyson Stelzer’s Advanced Champagne Certificate

Best Wine Student

  • Andrew Duff, Australian Vintage
  • Karlee Cook, The University of Adelaide🍷WINNER 
  • Laura Mezei, The University of Adelaide

2022 Wine Communicator of the Year – Oliver’s Taranga Cellar Door Host Team

Special Thanks to Award Partners