Sonya has been writing about the grape and wine industry for Winetitles for more than 25 years. She first joined the company as a journalist for the Grapegrower & Winemaker, eventually working her way up to editor – a role she held for three years before leaving in 2003 to start a family. She was subsequently editor of Australian Viticulture and Wine Industry Journal magazines – sister publications of the Grapegrower & Winemaker – before those two publications were merged to become the Wine & Viticulture Journal in 2011. She returned to the editor’s chair of the Grapegrower & Winemaker from July 2018 to December 2020. As well as editor of the Wine & Viticulture Journal, Sonya is also associate editor of the Grapegrower & Winemaker.
During her time at Winetitles, Sonya has been responsible for keeping the wine industry informed about of the latest wine industry news, trends and research results in viticulture, winemaking and wine business, working closely with leading wine research institutions, industry experts and vineyard, winery and wine industry suppliers’ personnel.
In 2014, Sonya was shortlisted for the Best Trade or Technical Wine Writer Award in the Wine Communicators of Australia’s Wine Communicator Awards.