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SWA course director Clive Hartley recognised with 'The Legend of the Vine Award'

by Sydney Wine Academy | Aug 04, 2017

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has announced this year’s winner of the NSW Legend of the Vine is our very own Clive Hartley.
The announcement of the award, made by Wine Communicators Australia National Chair, Angus Barnes at the WCA Royal Sydney Wine Show lunch in front of 300 industry professionals.
“The Legend of the Vine Award aims to recognise individuals who’ve made an outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry, and Clive is incredibly deserving of this honour,” said Angus Barnes.

“His dedication to education - be that through his writing, the Sydney Wine Academy or his consultation work in the broader industry - has positioned him in high regard and Clive is seen as a mentor to many - from keen amateurs through to seasoned professionals.”
The Legend of the Vine Award was first introduced in New South Wales in 2011, and has since extended to Victoria and South Australia, with annual awards issued in each state. The nominees from each state are nominated by the WCA Board and State Chapters, with the final winner determined by the WCA National Board.

Clive is the seventh person to be awarded Legend of the Vine status in NSW, and joins a prestigious national list that includes WCA Patron James Halliday, Kathleen Quealey, Rob Hirst, Patrick Iland, David Lowe, Phil Laffer, Chris Anstee, Ross Brown, Colin Campbell, Iain Riggs and Bill Hardy.