Jane Ferrari was named the SA Legend of the Vine at the WCA Royal Adelaide Wine and Spirits Show Trophy Winners Lunch on Friday.
The award recognises Jane’s outstanding contribution to the industry.
Her career spans many years and is punctuated by her great ability and passion for communicating and storytelling about wine.
Jane is a past winner of the WCA Wine Communicator of the Year (2012) and was inducted as a Baron of the Barossa in 2013.
National WCA executive chairman Angus Barnes said, “Jane has inspired people about wine both in Australia and around the world and does this with her down to earth brand of wit, humour and sensitivity.
“I feel confident that this year’s winner of the Legend of the Vine will be well supported right across the industry.”
Jane is the ninth person to be awarded Legend of the Vine status in SA, joining a list that includes Peter Hayes, Brian Croser AO, Pam Dunsford, Tony Love, Brian Walsh, d’Arry Osborne, Bill Hardy and Patrick Iland.
The Legend of the Vine Award was first introduced in NSW in 2014 and extends across Victoria and South Australia with annual awards issued in each of these states.
The WCA Board and State Chapters select the nominees from each state, with the final winner determined by the WCA National Board.
Photograph: John Kruger.