Presented by Happs Wines

Enter for a chance to be awarded a $2,000 education and training bursary!

Once again it is time to recognise the viticulture behind our great brands! Who couldn’t you have done without? Who would you like to recognise in your team for their hard work by nominating for viticultural excellence? Let’s give our tireless viticultural people some accolades to show how much we appreciate them.

Developed in 2007 to acknowledge that great wines start in the vineyard the Viticultural Excellence Award celebrates the importance of viticulture to the Margaret River Wine Region. The award recognises a person’s outstanding achievement in the Margaret River wine industry.

Applications close Sunday 10 October.

Up to three finalists will be selected from the applicants by the judging panel, made up from industry professionals and previous winners. Each finalist will be required to provide an interview and tour of their vineyard to the judges. A winner will be determined after the site visits and interviews have been completed.

The award winner will be presented with a trophy at the Langton’s 2021 Margaret River Wine Show Gala Awards Luncheon at Swings & Roundabouts and will receive a $2,000 bursary and membership of the MRWA for 12 months.

To enter the award simply complete the application form and sent it to [email protected].

Viticultural Excellence Award Hall of Fame

2020 - David Moulton, Cape Mentelle
2019 - Ianto Ward, Juniper Estate/Higher Plane
2018 - Steve Martin, Stella Bella
2017 - John Fogarty, Deep Woods Estate
2016 - Suzie Muntz, Xanadu Wines
2014 - Ashley Wood, Cape Mentelle
2013 - Dave Botting, Howard Park & Madfish Wines
2012 - Jaden McLean, Woodlands Wines
2011 - Bart Maloney, Vasse Felix
2010 - James Harris, KarriBindi
2009 - Keith Scott, St Margaret’s Vineyard
2008 - Teresa Gibellini, Glamorgan Estate
2007 - Steve James, Voyager Estate