Australian Drinks Awards

The Australian Drinks Awards recognises, encourages, promotes and celebrates excellence in the Australian drinks industry. Now in its twelfth year, the evening has become the premier event for honouring achievement, innovation and positive progress in drinks.

This year’s ceremony took place on Thursday, 18 July 2024, at the Hilton Sydney.

Forty-eight awards were distributed across Supplier, Contribution to Industry and Brand categories.

SUPPLIER AWARDS

The highly coveted Supplier Awards are determined by the results of the Advantage Engagement Program.

The 2024 winners of the four Supplier Awards are:

Supplier of the Year: Carlton & United Breweries

Most Improved Supplier of the Year: Casella Family Brands

Category Management Award: Carlton & United Breweries

Supply Chain Management: joint winners - Lion and Brown Family Wine Group

CONTRIBUTION TO INDUSTRY AWARDS

The Contribution to Industry Awards were refreshed this year to align with emerging priorities and challenges facing the drinks industry and introduce a renewed focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, wellbeing, and sustainability.

The three Contribution to Industry Awards categories were adjudicated by a panel of industry leaders, comprising members of the Drinks Association Board, representatives from member companies, and experts in Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability, and Employee Health & Wellbeing.

The 2024 winners of the three Contribution to Industry Awards are:

Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative: Lion

Best Wellbeing Initiative: Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative: Lion; Highly Commended awarded to Australian Vintage

BRAND AWARDS

There are 41 Brand Awards spread across the Fan Favourites and Gaining in Popularity categories. They are determined by automatically entering the top 200 drinks brands (identified from key retailer ranging and wholesaler withdrawal data) in each drinks category into the competition. Thrive Research then establishes the winners via a survey of 4,000 consumers.

The 2024 Brand Awards winners are:

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