Barossa winemaker of the year, Fiona Donald, says it is an honour to be recognised by her peers.
Her award was announced at a ceremony at Tanunda at the weekend to mark the start of vintage.
Ms Donald is a senior winemaker at Seppeltsfield Winery.
She says after last year’s challenging vintage, she is looking forward to a good season.
“The crops that have set are probably on the lower side but the first batches we’ve had coming through, the colour is absolutely terrific, it’s deep and vibrant and there’s a lot of wonderful rich, you know, dark-fruited berry flavours as well, which is a hallmark of Barossa shiraz,” she said.