Judging: WWF Conservation Leaders

Maryna Calow

Communications Manager at Wines of South Africa (WoSA)

Maryna Calow is the Communications Manager at Wines of South Africa (WoSA), the official international marketing body for the South African wine industry.

She joined WoSA in October 2016 following a tenure of 7 years as Managing Editor of consumer focused digital magazine, Wine Extra. She was also heavily involved with the PR and marketing of The Wine Show, one of South Africa’s largest consumer wine expo’s.

Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to communicating with international trade and media delegations as to relevant news and information about the local wine industry, presenting and discussing a range of relevant industry-focused topics, ensuring a strong social media presence, as well as implementing any communication strategies to promote the industry in a range of international markets.

Maryna has completed a range of wine-related courses, including a certificate in Small Scale Winemaking at the University of Stellenbosch and has also tasted on a range of international and local wine judging panels, such as Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Veritas.

Prior to her career in the South African wine industry, Maryna worked as a copywriter in the United Kingdom for eight years before returning to South Africa in 2006.