South Australian Women are top in Wine

28 September, 2017

Four South Australian women in wine have won prestigious accolades at the Australian Women in Wine Awards in London.

More than fifty women from across Australia’s wine industry – half of them representing South Australia – travelled to London for the event, which was the largest gathering of Australian female winemakers and winery principals in the world.

The South Australian winners are:

  • Workplace Champion of Change – Professor Eileen Scott, University of Adelaide
  • Cellar Door Person of the Year – Jasmine Morgan, Caudo Vineyard (Riverland)
  • Researcher of the Year – Christine Böttcher, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Adelaide
  • Woman of Inspiration – Sue Hodder, Wynns (Coonawarra)

The event provided a platform to showcase the diversity and quality of Australian wine while celebrating the work and achievements of women in the industry.

South Australian women in wine represented many of the state’s 18 distinct wine regions, including Barossa, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Coonawarra and Padthaway.

South Australia's Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador, Peter Gago AC, said that the awards are “a true testament to the skills and ability of OUR women in wine. South Australia boasts a diverse and premium wine culture. Women are involved across all of its interfaces and make a profound contribution, ensuring South Australian winemaking continues to evolve, grow and prosper.”