Winners of 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference competition

Last month the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSWWIA) and Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) launched a joint competition to offer two talented females working within the NSW wine industry a chance to attend this year’s AWITC and the NSWWIA Wine Innovation Forum as their guests.

Today the winners were announced as:

Nadja Wallington – Winemaker Philip Shaw Wines, Orange
Nicole Wilson – Winemaker Margan Wines, Hunter Valley

Angus Barnes, NSWWIA EO explains, “We decided to offer these free tickets, with a combined value of over $1500, to two accomplished female winemakers or viticulturalists in NSW to celebrate the recent International Women’s Day and contribute to diversity within our industry.

Nadja and Nicole are very worthy winners. Not only talented winemakers, they both proved commitment to the NSW wine industry outside their immediate places of work and showed great desire to attend both events in their submissions to the competition.”

Dr Dan Johnson, AWITC chair said, “The AWITC is pleased to have partnered with NSWWIA to help Nadja and Nicole, who might otherwise not have been able to attend, come to Adelaide in July to participate in the 17th AWITC. Their dedication to continued learning and innovation is commendable.”

Winner Nadja Wallington commented, “I believe that the AWITC is one of the most important events held by the Australian wine sector and I am delighted to be able to attend. It will provide me with an invaluable opportunity to hear from our leaders and authorities on what’s new, where we are going and how we can get there. The conference will enable me to educate myself, network and take advantage of new studies and technologies. I look forward to using the knowledge and experience I gain from attending to help other people and businesses in the Orange wine region to bring us forward with the rest of the wine sector.”

Nicole Wilson


Nadja Wallington