Awards

Vinehealth Australia is pleased to announce awards it has achieved.

In 2019, Vinehealth Australia CEO Inca Lee was named ‘Researcher/Innovator of the Year’ at the Australian Women in Wine Awards, announced in New York. Inca said she shared the award with the talented people she has been fortunate to work with during her career at Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Vinehealth Australia. “My sole focus is to provide growers and winemakers with new ways to protect their vines and their brands from the devastating impacts of a biosecurity shock. It’s a huge challenge, but I think with greater awareness we are making progress,” she said.


In 2017, Vinehealth Australia was announced winners of the inaugural Small Project Award at the South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards, for its Boundary Rider geofencing pilot project. These awards celebrate the latest applications, theories and techniques being applied in surveying, remote sensing and geographic information.

Brendan Tully (GIS Specialist of Vinehealth Australia) and Deanna Hutchison (CEO of Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA)). Photo –  David Tran Photography 2017.


In 2017, South Australian vineyard owners have been recognised on a national stage for their commitment to biosecurity, through Vinehealth Australia receiving an Australian Biosecurity Industry Award, presented by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.The award recognises the group’s significant contribution to maintaining Australia’s wine industry biosecurity integrity. For Vinehealth’s media release on the award, click here. The details of this year’s award recipients are outlined here.

(L->R) Lynn O’Connell (Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources), Roseanne Healy (Chair of Vinehealth Australia), Inca Pearce (CEO of Vinehealth Australia) and the Hon. Anne Ruston (Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources). Photo – Steve Keough Photography 2017


In 2014, Vinehealth Australia was announced winner of the South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards in the ‘Environment and Sustainability’ category for our online interactive web maps. These web maps allow users to run reports by query on grape variety and rootstock by geographic indicator region across South Australia. To use these interactive maps click here.