Winners of 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards named
The fourth annual Australian Women in Wine Awards were announced on Friday November 16 with winemakers, owners and retailers from around the country recognised and celebrated.
Unveiled at Quay Restaurant as part of the inaugural Australian Women in Wine Symposium and Awards Day, 23 finalists shone across eight categories.
Amongst the winners was Mollydooker Wines' Sarah Marquis, named Owner / Operator of the Year.
Based in McLaren Vale, South Australia, Marquis took ownership of Mollydooker Wines in 2017, during which time she overhauled the operation, remaking a family-run business into a global brand; 80 per cent of Mollydooker Wines' product is exported for the overseas market.
"It’s a tremendous honour to be recognised as a valuable contributor to the industry I am so passionate about, and in doing so help the community organisations we support through the success of the business," says Marquis.
Winners of 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards
Winemaker of the Year – sponsored by Tonnellerie Saint Martin
Kate Goodman, Goodman Wines / Penley Estate
Viticulturist of the Year – sponsored by Wine Australia
Nicole Pitman, Kingston Estate
Owner / Operator of the Year – sponsored by WineWorks Australia
Sarah Marquis, Mollydooker Wines
Workplace Champion of Change – sponsored by Winemakers’ Federation of Australia
Lara Simic, Winestate Publishing
Cellar Door Person of the Year – sponsored by Platinum Bags
Janine Carter, Voyager Estate
Researcher / Innovator of the Year – sponsored by Angove Family Winemakers
Dr. Jacqui McRae, Australian Wine Research Institute
Marketer of the Year – sponsored by Denomination
Lynda Schenk – Purple Giraffe
Woman of Inspiration – sponsored by Irvine Wines
Tamara Grischy, Langtons
For further information, please visit womeninwineawards.com.au.