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Graham Gregory Award

Nominations for the 2019 Graham Gregory Award are now open.

The prestigious Graham Gregory Award, is the top citation acknowledging an individual's outstanding contribution to the NSW wine industry.

Winegrowers, winemakers, and others involved in the wine industry such as researchers, educators, leaders and innovators are encouraged to apply.

Do you know someone worthy of this Award? Make sure you nominate them today. Nominations close 5.00pm on 25 September 2020.


Please note that the award is retrospective recognising service for the previous year.


This award is named after former NSW Agriculture Deputy Director General Graham Gregory, who was instrumental in the development of the NSW wine industry, and recognises areas such as leadership, research and development, winemaking, education and market development.


Purpose of the award

Recognition by peers of an individual for honourable contributions benefiting the NSW wine industry generally. These contributions will be in one or more of the following fields and/or in any other field which advances the NSW wine industry:

  • Leadership
  • Technology and innovation
  • Research and development
  • Industry regulation
  • Winemaking and viticulture
  • Enhancing regional and/or state profile
  • Education and training
  • Market development
  • Environmental footprint.

Eligibility for the 2019 award

Do you know a member of the NSW wine industry that meets each of the following requirements? ...

  • Nominees must be a resident of NSW
  • They must have recognised contributions in terms of the purpose of the award (see criteria above)
  • Each nomination must demonstrate specific contributions that have progressed the NSW wine industry
  • Nominees must be known for their contributions to the NSW wine industry by industry peers.

Nominations must address the above criteria and include details of achievements, previous awards and/or industry recognition, and industry participation.

Making a nomination

Click on the button on the right to download a nomination form.

Nomination forms must address the above criteria and include details of achievements, previous awards and/or industry recognition, and industry participation.

Please forward completed nomination form to:

Email (preferred method): (as a scanned attachment)

For further information contact Kylie MacLean 0419 185 376

Post: Kylie MacLean, NSW Department of Primary Industries, PO Box 6682, Silverwater NSW 1811

Winner of the 2018 Graham Gregory

John Casella, Managing Director of Casella Family Brands, has been announced as the 2018 Graham Gregory Award winner.

John comes from a long line of Italian winemakers. The creator of the well-known Yellow Tail brand, John's philosophy is to showcase Australia's regions and winemaking expertise across the globe. Today, Casella Family Brands is Australia’s largest family-owned wine company, exporting nearly 12 million cases of wine each year to over 50 countries.

Congratulations to John Casella, the 2018 Graham Gregory Award winner.


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