Here she is with her co-owner and head chef, David Swain in the kitchen of the famous Fino in Willunga, McLaren Vale.
"She has an acute awareness of the flavours of wine that best suit the intricacies or simplicity of any fine dish ... She's never afraid to take a risk ... a perfectly measured risk in her case.
"She remembers her customers and better than any, knows how to make them feel totally welcome and comfortable ... SPECIAL!
"Which all adds up to them waking next day with the fondest memories and a desire to be back there as soon as possible," Duncan said.
The awards were presented at the rave launch of The Adelaide Review's Hot 100 in South Australia's oldest surviving theatre, the 1841 Queens, in Playhouse Lane. The win was an immediate hit with the several hundred guests.
Those of us who live in McLaren Vale feel a bit like it's Barossa 1, McLaren Vale 0 since Sharon and David were lured to the Barossa to their brilliant new Fino at Seppeltsfield. The original, at Willunga, still runs perfectly, with David dividing his head chef attention between the two while Shaz devotes her full time to the incredibly successful Seppeltsfield Fino. The dynamic duo are looking for somebody to take over the Willunga business.