Wine Trade Industry Awards – The Vintners Company

The Vintners' Company Awards

Introduction

Building on its history of supporting education and being instrumental in setting up both the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and The Institute of Masters of Wine, the Vintners' Company is now launching a series of awards tapping into the heart of the industry.

Free to enter, the awards are about nurturing and helping to develop the enterprising individuals and companies who are bringing change, diversity and innovation to the wine industry.

Change
Diversity
Innovation

THE AWARDS TIMELINE

WINE AWARDS LAUNCH

10/01/2020
WINE AWARDS LAUNCH

The Vintners’ Company Awards were announced at the annual ‘Wine Trade Lunch in aid of The Benevolent’ held at Vintners’ Hall on Friday 10 January 2020.

This is an annual lunch open to members of the public, in particular, those associated with the wine industry.

Update:  The Benevolent has since been renamed ‘The Drinks Trust’.

AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRY

18/05/2020

Entry for all awards will formally open on Monday 18 May 2020.

Online application forms will become live via this site.

Applicants are encouraged to adhere to the criteria for entry and submit their entries in good time before the closing date.

AWARDS CLOSE FOR ENTRY

30/10/2020

Entry for all awards will close on Friday 30 October 2020. 

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

15/01/2021
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

Following the closing date in October, the judging panel will mark all applications and the award winners will be contacted in December.

Winners will be invited to receive their award at the ‘Wine Trade Lunch in aid of ‘The Drinks Trust’ to be held at Vintners’ Hall in January 2021.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

The awards are divided into two separate categories:

  • Vintners’ Bursaries & Apprenticeships
  • Vintners’ Awards

Vintners' Bursaries & Apprenticeships

These awards support members of the wine trade with bursaries and apprenticeships in order to further their knowledge and commitment, and to encourage the development of their own areas of interest.

The awards in this category are:

Vintners' Awards

These awards recognise the next generation of talent within the UK wine industry and are designed to celebrate the individuals and companies who have demonstrated commitment, innovation and leadership.  

Awards marked * are nominated awards and cannot be entered directly.

The awards in this category are:

Direct entry awards

Nominated awards

Entry for all awards will formally open on Monday 18 May 2020 and application will be online via this site.

  • Judges will score each submission based on its criteria so make sure that you address each element fully.
  • Entries can be accompanied with supplementary material in the form of web links, press cuttings, video (up to one minute), photographs etc but we do ask that this is submitted electronically as it will not be returned.
  • All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.