Nominations

Baron of Barossa

Membership of the Barons of Barossa is by invitation only and, reflecting the Barons Charter, is offered to those who have made significant contributions to the Barossa in wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage or the arts. All Barons are eligible to nominate a person for consideration.

New Barons are inducted into the fraternity in a colourful ceremony held annually. Membership is for life.

How A Baron of Barossa Is Chosen

Membership of the Barons of Barossa is by invitation and, reflecting the Barons Charter, is offered to those who have made significant contributions to the Barossa in wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage or the arts. Barons are not required to reside in the Barossa and may come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

New Barons are inducted into the fraternity in a colourful ceremony held annually. Membership is for life.

Criteria

Any Baron may nominate a candidate who meets any or all of the following:

  • Significant contribution to the Barossa community, its wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage or the arts
  • Significant promotion of Brand Barossa in a wider context
  • Significant history of promoting and supporting the Barossa
  • Significant philanthropy towards the Barossa

Responsibilities of a Baron of Barossa

When accepting an invitation to join the fraternity, that person undertakes to:

  • Actively support the fraternity’s values and initiatives, including but not limited to The Barossa Cellar
  • Contribute ideas and feedback to the fraternity
  • Further enhance the Barossa and the Barons of Barossa
Barossa Winemaker of the Year

Barossa Winemaker
of the Year

Members of the public are welcome to nominate a person for this award. The nominee must be a practicing winemaker who produces wine in the Barossa, with an emphasis on utilising premium Barossa grapes. This award recognises a winemaker who has made or is making a significant contribution to the industry in the areas of sustainability, research, quality, innovation or technical excellence.

You can nominate online or downloadable the form from the links below.

Anyone is welcome to nominate someone for Barossa Viticulturist of the Year who they feel embodies the following criteria.

To download the criteria click here for pdf and click here for word doc. Nomination forms are available via the links at the bottom of this page.

Definition of a Barossa Viticulturist

A resident of the region who produces grapes in the Barossa
Has established and/or is actively engaged in growing Barossa grapes

Selection Criteria

Includes any combination of the following:

  • Has made a positive contribution to the Barossa grape growing community
  • Adheres to quality standards to produce Barossa grapes of excellence
  • Produces grapes that exhibit and respect Barossa tradition and regionality whilst practicing innovation in techniques, varieties or styles
  • Has produced grapes that have contributed to outstanding wines recognised at domestic and/or international level
  • Generously shares their knowledge on an informal or formal basis with others in the region
  • Continually strives for sustainable viticulture
  • Actively contributes to the Barossa community

Annual Selection Process

Selection panel to consist of a minimum of 5 members who may be from:

  • Barons of Barossa
  • Barossa Grape & Wine Association
  • Independent suitably qualified people nominated at the Barons of Barossa discretion

Nominated viticulturist to be made aware of his/her responsibilities prior to acceptance

Award Presentation

Presentation at Declaration of Vintage (3rd Sunday in February)
Presented to the individual viticulturist, not to his/her company

Responsibilities of the Barossa Viticulturist of the Year

  • To participate in the promotion of the Barossa and The Barossa Cellar (as possible) when requested by the Barons of Barossa or Barossa Grape & Wine Association Executive (may include attendance at special tastings, assist with/host visiting media, trade and VIPs)
  • To host or assist with a regional workshop or field day in an area of his/her interest and/or expertise
  • To attend the following year’s Declaration of Vintage and participate in the recognition of that year’s recipient

Your details

Your Name(Required)

Who are you nominating?

Name of Nominee(Required)
Max. file size: 5 MB.
Barossa Viticulturalist of the Year

Barossa Viticulturalist
of the Year

Members of the public are welcome to nominate a person for this award.  The nominee must reside and produce grapes in the Barossa or be involved in establishing, maintaining and managing vineyards. This award recognises a viticulturist who puts emphasis on producing premium Barossa grapes and who has made or is making a significant contribution to the industry in the areas of sustainability, research, quality, innovation or technical excellence.

You can nominate online or downloadable the form from the links below.

Anyone is welcome to nominate someone for Barossa Viticulturist of the Year who they feel embodies the following criteria.

To download the criteria click here for pdf and click here for word doc. Nomination forms are available via the links at the bottom of this page.

Definition of a Barossa Viticulturist

A resident of the region who produces grapes in the Barossa
Has established and/or is actively engaged in growing Barossa grapes

Selection Criteria

Includes any combination of the following:

  • Has made a positive contribution to the Barossa grape growing community
  • Adheres to quality standards to produce Barossa grapes of excellence
  • Produces grapes that exhibit and respect Barossa tradition and regionality whilst practicing innovation in techniques, varieties or styles
  • Has produced grapes that have contributed to outstanding wines recognised at domestic and/or international level
  • Generously shares their knowledge on an informal or formal basis with others in the region
  • Continually strives for sustainable viticulture
  • Actively contributes to the Barossa community

Annual Selection Process

Selection panel to consist of a minimum of 5 members who may be from:

  • Barons of Barossa
  • Barossa Grape & Wine Association
  • Independent suitably qualified people nominated at the Barons of Barossa discretion

Nominated viticulturist to be made aware of his/her responsibilities prior to acceptance

Award Presentation

Presentation at Declaration of Vintage (3rd Sunday in February)
Presented to the individual viticulturist, not to his/her company

Responsibilities of the Barossa Viticulturist of the Year

  • To participate in the promotion of the Barossa and The Barossa Cellar (as possible) when requested by the Barons of Barossa or Barossa Grape & Wine Association Executive (may include attendance at special tastings, assist with/host visiting media, trade and VIPs)
  • To host or assist with a regional workshop or field day in an area of his/her interest and/or expertise
  • To attend the following year’s Declaration of Vintage and participate in the recognition of that year’s recipient

Your details

Your Name(Required)

Who are you nominating?

Name of Nominee(Required)
Max. file size: 5 MB.