Katie Spain is a journalist, wine writer and author. She tells stories with heart.
For her efforts, she was named Wine Communicators of Australia’s 2021 Wine Communicator of the Year and won the award for Best Published Feature or Column.
In 2022 she was named 2022 Best Rural Journalist – Print – in the Rural Media Communicator Awards.
To earn a crust, she is the national drinks writer for GOOD FOOD (Sydney Morning Herald and The Age), feature writer for Australia’s Wine Business Magazine (WBM), and state editor (South Australia) for Gourmet Traveller. She is also the Australian correspondent for award-winning Swedish wine magazine Livets Goda.
Katie also writes books. To date, she is the author of The Wine Producers: Adelaide HIlls, The Wine Producers: McLaren Vale, The Wine Producers: Barossa (winner of Wine Communicators of Australia 2022 Best New Wine Book), Adelaide Central Market – Stories, People & Recipes, The Producers South Australia and Heart & Soul: 100 Australian Family Businesses, and co-author of The Highly Improbable Audacious Adventures of Wirra Wirra.
She wears colour (always), glitter (nearly always) and enjoys nothing more than a long chinwag with interesting people.
Katie is also an accredited celebrant. Get in touch if you need a story written or help tying the knot.