Sonya returned to the editor’s chair of the Grapegrower & Winemaker in July 2018 – a role she left 15 years prior to start a family. She 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. She was subsequently editor of the former Australian Viticulture and Wine Industry Journal magazines – sister publications of the Grapegrower & Winemaker – before the two publications were merged to become the Wine & Viticulture Journal in 2011.
Today, Sonya is editor of both the Grapegrower & Winemaker and Wine & Viticulture Journal.
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, 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.