Sarah Collingwood (Class of 1997) takes out the Australian Women in Wine Award 2017

Posted 27 Sep, 2017

On 26 September Sarah received the Australian Women in Wine Award in the Owner/Operator category at a ceremony in London.

Sarah has owned and managed a micro-winery and vineyard in Murrumbateman, Four Winds Vineyard, since 2010.  Over this time, she has crowd funded an expansion of the winery, re-designed the packing and branding of the business and landed two international awards in 2017 in the process and collected a series of visitor experience awards for the much improved cellar door experience.

Her award reflects her success in an industry traditionally dominated by men: “Women do things differently to men and traditionally they have not received much recognition in the wine world. It is good that that is starting to change, not only so capable women get the recognition they deserve but they can also provide role models for young women coming up through the ranks.”

When she’s not winning awards, Sarah is busy caring for her two children or turning four tonnes of spare shiraz grapes into over $46,000 for refugees and asylum seekers in Canberra.  In her spare time she likes to get out on her mountain bike and screen-print.

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