Wines of WA

Life Membership Award

About the Award

The Wines of Western Australia Life Membership Award recognises the significant contribution by an individual to the development of the WA wine industry at state and regional level. This year John Tate was posthumously awarded for his service to the industry.

Previous recipients of a Life Membership award include: Denis and Tricia Horgan (Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River); Dorham Mann OAM (Dept. of Agriculture WA, Sandalford Swan Valley, Mann Winery Swan Valley); Tony Smith (Plantagenet Great Southern); Robert Bowen (Plantagenet, Houghtons, Willow Bridge Geographe).

Pictured right: Jane Kelsbie MLA, Toni Tate, Franklin Tate, Heather Tate, Olivia Tate, Minister Don Punch.