Birchenall Award

Michael Birchenall, Past Board Member

Michael Birchenall, Past Board Member

The Birchenall Award is the newest ASWA recognition, given to members of the wine media for promoting knowledge of the East Coast Wine Industry. It is named for Michael Birchenall for his many contributions to coverage of the East Coast wine and food industries. 

Paul Vigna from the Harrisburg, PA area is the first ever recipient of the Michael Birchenall Award, presented by the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association to an individual whose writing in all forms of media significantly contributes to the understanding of quality wines being produced on the East Coast. An editor with PA Media Group, which includes PennLive.com and The Patriot-News, he has for many years written in a blog and many other forms of media initially focusing on wine in Pennsylvania and Maryland and later broadening out to cover wines and wineries in an area from New York to North Carolina. 

YearWinner
2017Paul Vigna - Harrisburg, PA