2023 Unity Awards Nomination
Nominations Due by January 27th, 2023
The winery and grower community in New York state has a rich history of working and succeeding together despite facing a variety of challenges through the years. Recognizing the longstanding and bold spirit of our community members and their numerous achievements, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation has been honoring industry leaders & champions of New York wine since 1990.
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation invites individuals representing grower, winery, or related business entities to submit their nominations by January 27th, 2023.
Award winners will be honored during the B.E.V. NY Conference held March 28-30, 2023 in Syracuse, NY. Winners will be provided with a cash award to be donated on their behalf to a New York based nonprofit of their choice. The nonprofit must be dedicated to education or promotion supporting the New York wine and grape industry or consumer education related to New York wine.
2023 Award Categories
Jim Trezise Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the New York wine and grape industry and made impactful contributions that advanced the industry.
Phyllis Feder Unity Award
This award recognizes individuals who have volunteered their time, shown exceptional leadership, and achieved recognized results in building industry cooperation and unity.
Jim Finkle Industry Award
This award is intentionally broad in scope in order to recognize outstanding achievements in aspects of the industry not directly covered by Unity and other awards.
John H. Brahm III Grower Award
This award recognizes an individual for dedication and contributions to the New York grape industry.
This award recognizes a winery that has made major contributions to advancing the image and reputation of the New York wine industry.
This award recognizes major contributions in the area of grape growing processing, and wine research.
This award recognizes an organization or winery that has exemplified sustainable practices.
Ron Reals Distributor Award
This award recognizes achievement in distributing and promoting New York wines.
This award recognizes excellence in promoting New York wines in a fine dining experience.
This award is presented to wine stores which do an exceptional job in educating consumers about the quality and variety of New York wines.
This award recognizes enthusiastic support of the New York wine industry and exemplifying the use of wine as part of a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Award Eligibility. When considering your nominations, please keep in mind that Foundation Board members are not eligible. While they are deserving of many thanks for their time and energy, they will not be entered into the running for these awards while they are still on the Board.
Thank you for taking the time to recognize the dedication of your peers through this nomination process.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL AWARD NOMINATIONS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL!