2010 – Derek Mossman The 2010 applications for the annual Geoffrey Roberts travel award were the strongest set for a long time and for the first time in six years the Award went to a winner in wine, Geoffrey’s original speciality, rather than food. Derek […]
2011 – Sarah Robins Winner of the 2011 Geoffrey Roberts Award was Sarah Robins of Sydney, Australia. In November 2011 she used her award to travel to the United States to research programs that assist low-income earners to access the farmers’ markets that proliferate there. (Our second-ever […]
2014 – Peter Csizmadia-Honigh The Vintners’ Company announced Peter Csizmadia-Honigh as its first winner of the Geoffrey Roberts Award since the Company took over the running of the award in 2013. Peter, a Hungarian who relocated to the UK in 2005, is an education manager […]
2015 – Umay Çeviker The 2015 award went to Umay Çeviker who will use the funds to lend assistance two rural vineyards in Turkey. The goal is to build a sustainable model based on the ground of these two wineries, raising awareness of two unknown viticultural areas […]
2016 – Miquel Hudin The 2016 award went to Miquel Hudin whose proposal was to create a comprehensive, visually attractive wine tourism guide to the up-and-coming wine region of Kakheti in Georgia.Now published, the guide, ‘Georgia. A guide to the Cradle of Wine’, is available from ‘Vinologue’ and can be […]
Amanda is a British wine journalist and writer who has been based in South America since 2009, researching, visiting and promoting the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia
* A nominated award decided by The Benevolent and awarded to a person (or company) who has either raised the most money or undertaken the biggest or most unusual challenge to raise money for The Benevolent.
* A nominated award for a person outside the wine industry who has championed wine in the past year.
* A nominated award celebrating a person (or company) who has championed the development of English wine in this market and overseas.
This award celebrates companies that demonstrate best practice in one (or more) of three key business areas:
These awards recognise and celebrate the next generation of talent. Winners will be under the age of 35 and will be excelling in their field (wine making, wine growing, educating, buying, marketing, communicating, retailing, on trade, front of house etc.) by demonstrating innovation, leadership and delivery of results. This award can be entered directly or can be nominated by an employer, mentor etc
This apprenticeship is for aspiring winemakers under the age of 25 currently working within the wine trade. It is an invaluable 12 month placement where the winner will learn about every aspect of wine making. The winner will also be able to study for the WSET level 3 qualification.
A total award of £3,000 allowing for up to 3 winners with grants of £1,000 each. This award is aimed at furthering wine education by supporting young members of the trade, or those looking to enter the trade, under the age of 35 in work experience or wine travel to help further their knowledge and career.
This is an £8,000 bursary awarded every two years for an individual to implement a strong idea championing new world or emerging wine regions
Master’s Installation 2019 On Wednesday 10th July 2019, Mr Christopher (Chris) Davey was installed as the 525th Master of the Vintners’ Company The Master ‘badged’ his Wardens as follows: Upper Warden: Ann Hill Renter Warden: Edward Berry Swan Warden: Anthony Fairbank The events of the day […]
Master’s Installation 2018 On Wednesday 11th July 2018, Alderman Dr Sir Andrew Parmley was installed as the 524th Master of the Vintners’ Company The events of the day were attended by some 150 Members, guests and staff of the Vintners’ Company. Following the Ceremony of Installation […]