On the 18th October 2018, in Adelaide (Australia) took place the Wine Industry Impact Awards event.
The Wine Industry Impact Awards aim to celebrate the impact of value chain partnerships on the capability and competitiveness of Australian Wine Producers. The awards will highlight proven practical and implementable concepts, technologies, services and solutions.
The awards are based on presented nominations across seven categories including:
Distribution & Logistics
Marketing & Communications
The nominees were assessed on a criterion focusing on improvements and resulting impact in competitiveness & brand equity and capability of Australian wine producers.
At the gala awards evening, held at the prestigious Adelaide Town Hall, the WIIA gathered key industry leaders to create networks to enhance opportunities for a greater sharing of expertise in and between the various regions and business groups represented.
Enologica Vason was awarded the first prize for Winemaking category with its Proteotest®.
Here the press release of what the judges said about the Proteotest®:
The judges commended the PROTEOTEST® as an innovative technology to promote efficient testing of protein stability in wines, specifically white and rosé. The fact that it offers savings to the industry in processing time and a decrease in over fining is exciting. It is a great alternative proposition for a commonly used and often unbearably time-consuming task. The industry needs to shift the mindset of “that’s the way we’ve always done it” and to investigate new technologies and testing methods such as these. Over fining is a huge issue for both cost overall wine quality and this method can address that. This innovation ultimately assists to produce better quality product. The testing to date shows the technology to be as reliable as the industry standard methods. Building the confidence of winemakers to further trust this method will be important so that it is more readly used as the key measure rather than a secondary or confirmation test. With the ever-growing demand on winemakers to reduce costs while maintaining wine quality, this is a product that is worthy winner for the “winemaking” category.