Top NSW wine industry award open for nominations
Winemakers, viticulturists and others involved in the New South Wales wine industry, such as researchers, educators, leaders and innovators, are encouraged to apply for the wine industry’s most prestigious honor. of NSW, the Graham Gregory Award.
Dr Alison Bowman, Director of the Plant Systems Group at NSW’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI), said the Graham Gregory Award recognizes people who advance the wine industry, both in NSW and beyond.
“Graham Gregory was a pioneer in the NSW wine industry and a former NSW Deputy Managing Director for Agriculture. This award, named in his honor, celebrates those who continue to move the industry forward and contribute to its success,” said Dr. Bowman.
“Those involved in any area of the NSW wine industry are encouraged to apply for this prestigious award. Or why not name a colleague who you think deserves the title? »
The award recognizes areas such as leadership, research and development, winemaking, education and market development.
This is a retrospective award recognizing the outstanding contribution of the previous year. The 2021 award will be presented at the annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards, to be held in Sydney on October 28, 2022.
2020 winner Liz Riley owns and operates Vitbit, a viticulture consultancy that provides expert technical and practical advice to vineyard owners in NSW, Australia and around the world.
NSW Wine Industry Association chairman Mark Bourne said Ms Riley’s significant contribution to the NSW wine industry is unlike any other.
“His advocacy for the NSW wine industry on research, development, extension and precision viticulture has been a major driver in keeping NSW winemakers and grape growers at the forefront of quality and sustainability,” said Mr. Bourne.
Nominations for the 2021 Graham Gregory Prize close Friday, September 30, 2022.
The nomination form and more information about the award can be found on the DPI website https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture/grapes/gga/graham-gregory-award