The Decanter Man of the Year awards have been running for over 30 years, recognising excellence in the wine world.
Publishing director Sarah Kemp says ‘The award is not only about wonderful winemakers, but about recognising people who make a difference – people whom we admire and who reflect what we at Decanter stand for.’
See the full list of previous winners here

Man of the year lunch

Highlights: Decanter Man of the Year lunch Guests at the event were made up of professional colleagues, friends and family. Many had flown in from across Europe, the Americas and…

Alvaro Palacios

See the list of influential wine figures from around the world who have been celebrated with the title of 'Decanter Man of the Year' since the awards began in 1984.

Gerrard Basset

Described as 'genuinely humble' and 'an absolute gem of a man', Decanter Man of the Year 2013 Gerard Basset is widely credited with transforming the perception of sommeliers around the

inglenook, coppola, napa,

It took 30 tumultuous years, but in April 2011, film director Francis Ford Coppola finally achieved his dream – the rebirth of Inglenook. Adam Lechmere looks at the history of…

Anthony Barton

Anthony Barton of Chateau Leoville-Barton has vigorously defended his pricing policy, saying he will not make ‘investment wines’ like many of his neighbours.

Decanter Man of the Year: Aubert de Villaine

The first ever Man of the Year from Burgundy, Aubert de Villaine insists he is the guardian rather than creator of the region’s most revered wine. stephen brook hails his…

Jancis Robinson

The third version of our bi-annual Power List brings together the wine world’s most important movers and shakers – the people influencing what’s in your glass today

Decanter Men and Women of the Year evening

Decanter magazine gathers (from left to right) Bartholomew Broadbent (on behalf of his father, Michael), Miguel Torres, Jancis Robinson MW, Angelo Gaja, Piero Antinori, Anthony Barton, Corinne Ment...

Decanter Men and Women of the Year evening – videos

From left to right: Bartholomew Broadbent (on behalf of his father, Michael)*, Miguel Torres, Jancis Robinson MW, Angelo Gaja, Piero Antinori, Anthony Barton, Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Hugh Johnson, Serge Hochar, Frederic…

Hugh Johnson prepares to cut the ribbon

Decanter hosted a unique gathering of some of the world’s greatest wine producers last night at the inauguration of the Decanter Terrace and vineyard.