Direct to Consumer Workshop
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Direct to Consumer Workshop

Wine Business Solutions will be conducting a Direct to Consumer Wine Workshop on April 23rd and 24th at Smiths Beach Resort, Yallingup.

The two day workshop will present global best practices along with tools and technology required to develop strategies to maximise direct sales and customer loyalty.

The workshop will be presented by WBS principal Peter McAtamney who has been running highly successful workshops in WA for over a decade.

Registration and information brochure can be downloaded here.

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CCI International Engagement and Growth Conference
May
9
8:30 AM08:30

CCI International Engagement and Growth Conference

  • Ballroom 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Chamber of Commerce and Industries WA for its inaugural International Engagement and Growth Conference and gain invaluable insights into the trade and investment opportunities available for WA businesses.

Hear from industry experts as they explain how to take advantage of improved access to markets much larger than Australia, including the growing middle classes in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America.

Get the latest information, market by market on how to position your business for success, and network with other business owners, government representatives and trade experts.

Early bird pricing is now available. Registration is available here or find at more at the CCIWA website here.

 

 

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Hong Kong Trade Development Council Roadshow
May
21
to May 22

Hong Kong Trade Development Council Roadshow

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting three seminars from May 21 - 22 in Bunbury, Margaret River and the Swan Valley to provide wine exporters with information and tips for tapping into the growth opportunities in both China and other Asian markets using the Hong Kong hub. 

The  presenters will provide updates on latest development in Hong Kong and China, business opportunities in Hong Kong and China for food and wine growers, practical tips and information on how to tap into the growth opportunities in Asia by using the Hong Kong platform.

Speakers will include Bonnie Shek, Director of HKTDC, who will be discussing Hong Kong as a food and wine trading hub, and Linda Lim-Gurney, Director - Hospitality Events, Wine International Ltd, who will be covering the topic “Trade Fairs – Expectations, Preparations and Maximising Your Participation”.

Attendance is free but registrations are essential. Full details and registration for the three seminars are available via the following links:

Swan Valley: 21 May, from 4-6pm at Mandoon Estate

Bunbury: 22 May, from 12-2pm at Maker + Co

Margaret River: 22 May, from 4-6pm at Clairault Streicker

 

 

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Evaluation of Winemaking Treatments in Australian Shiraz
Jan
30
to Feb 1

Evaluation of Winemaking Treatments in Australian Shiraz

30 January, 2018, 9.30 - 11am, Margaret River Education Campus, Sensory Laboratory W1.1, Bussell Highway, Margaret River

31 January, 2018, 9.30 - 11am, West Cape Howe, 14923 Muir Highway, Mt Barker

February 1, 2018, 9.30am - 11am, Mandoon Estate, 10 Harris Road, Caversham WA

This workshop presented by the Australian Wine Research Institute showcases how current winemaking practices can influence final wine style. Fifteen different wines have been made from the same batch of Shiraz grapes using a range of different harvest dates and winemaking techniques.

This is a great opportunity to explore and compare the stylistic and compositional differences achieved when one winemaking variable is changed at a time.

Cost: $30 incl GST

Register here

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Alternative Wine Variety Tastings
Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Alternative Wine Variety Tastings

Sensory Lab, Margaret River Education Campus, Bussell Highway, Margaret River

Join Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Research Officer Richard Fennessy in sampling a range of alternative wine varieties grown at a trial site within the Geographe wine region. Varieties include Gruner Veltliner, Vermentino, Saperavi, Dolcetto, Graciano and eight others. Learn about their performance and potential for your region.

Places limited and registrations are essential. Download further information here. Please RSVP by Wednesday 17th January

Richard Fennessy: 97806219 or richard.fennessy@dpird.wa.gov.au

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Alternative Variety Field Walk
Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Alternative Variety Field Walk

WA College of Agriculture, Harvey, Mornington Road, Wokalup WA 6221

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development together with WAVIA, Wine Australia and Wines of Western Australia invite you to inspect the performance of 22 varieties and discuss their suitability to WA growing conditions. 

The format of the field walk is 'open house' between 10am and 1pm. You are welcome to drop in at any time during this period and make your way through the block to inspect each of the varieties planted. 

This will be invaluable research in addressing today's industry challenges in adapting to a changing climate and market trends.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Richard Fennessy, 9780 6219 or email here

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Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Chardonnay and Shiraz Clone Regional Tasting

Chardonnay and Shiraz Clone Regional Tasting

Grape growers and winemakers interested in clonal variation of Chardonnay and Shiraz are invited to attend a tasting held by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (formerly the Department of Agriculture and Food WA). The tasting will consist of up to five clones of Chardonnay from the Riverland, Margaret River and Great Southern for comparison. Also included will be six clones of Shiraz sourced from the Barossa, Margaret River and Grampians wine regions.

The wines for this tasting have been supplied through the national research project assessing the clonal variability in Chardonnay and Shiraz for future climate change. Attendees will gain a better appreciation of how clonal selection can influence wine style and how clones perform in contrasting climates.

When: 2.00 – 3.30pm Thursday, 27 July 2017
Where: Margaret River Education Campus, 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River
Cost: Free Registration: Spaces are limited to venue capacity,

RSVP to Richard Fennessy

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2017 Cullen Award for Excellence
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

2017 Cullen Award for Excellence

You are invited to join us for an evening of celebration at the 2017 Cullen Award for Excellence.

This award honours the contribution made to Western Australian wine by Dr Kevin John Cullen and Diana Madeline Cullen, who together founded Cullen Wines in 1971. They had an unwavering belief in the potential of WA to produce world class wines and were dedicated to achieving this and helping others in the industry to do the same by sharing their knowledge and support.

The Cullen Award for Excellence recognises and rewards individuals, companies or institutions from anywhere in the world, who contribute in a positive way towards promoting the Western Australian Wine Industry under the individual banners of Quality, Integrity or Sustainability. Now in its second year,the Cullen Award for Excellence will be celebrated with a formal dinner at Cullen Wines, Wilyabrup on Saturday July 22nd.

Proudly supported by Wines of Western Australia, the Margaret River Wine Association, the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association,the WA Wine Press Club (Est 1976 Pty Ltd) and the 2017 Cabin Fever Festival, Margaret River.

Please join us at
The 2017 Cullen Award For Excellence Dinner and Presentation
6.30pm Saturday July 22nd – Cullen Wines, Wilyabrup
Three course meal, featuring the Cullen flagship wines the 2015 Diana Madeline and 2015 Kevin John
$180 per ticket
Dress: Evening Wear
Book tickets online at cullenwines.com.au
or contact Anita on 0413 509 055
(Enjoy an early bird ticket price of $150 for bookings made before May 30th) .

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City Wine - 9th & 10th June
Jun
9
to Jun 10

City Wine - 9th & 10th June

Urban Orchard
Perth Cultural Centre, WA

Friday, 9 June        4.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday, 10 June   2.00pm - 9.00pm

Pre Purchase $28.00
Admission at the gate $33.00

Includes entry to event, tasting glass, complimentary wine tastings and live music. Food will be available to buy, wine by the glass can be enjoyed and take home products will be available.

Wine in Perth's Central Business District

Western Australian wine comes to the city door step in early June where you can take in the tastes of WA in the pop up venue created at the Urban Orchard, part of the Perth Cultural Centre.

Visitors who have experienced other events staged by CMS – the popular UnWined WA in Subiaco and the recent Sunset Wine in Scarborough, can look forward to City Wine with the same relaxed atmosphere, enjoying wine from some of WA’s best boutique producers and joining with friends while being entertained and taking in a tapas styled meal.

Friday, 9 June:  4.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday, 10 June:  2.00pm - 9.00pm
Urban Orchard
Perth Cultural Centre

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Wine Essentials
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Essentials

Tuesday May 2, 2017
6.30pm to 8.30pm

WINE ESSENTIALS – Four Weeks (two hours per week)

Price - $360
The cost of the course includes an ‘Essential Wine Tasting Guide’, vineyard visit in the Swan Valley and food from Habitué.

The wine essentials course provides the necessary information for all wine enthusiasts who are looking to increase their wine knowledge and approach to tasting. It is also an appropriate course for those about to enter the wine trade.

  • Week One – Learn how to taste and assess a range of wine styles.
  • Week Two – White wine production and botrytis cinerea.
  • Week Three – Red wine production, oak and cellaring potential of wine.
  • Week Four – Food and wine matching to be held at Habitué restaurant, North Fremantle.

There will be six wines tasted each week.

Venue:
Old Bridge Cellars, 221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle WA 6159

Phone:
9335 2702

Email enquiries:
wec@winewa.asn.au

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Sweet Wines of the World
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sweet Wines of the World

Wednesday 5 April, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Description
Explore the Sweet Wines of the World at Old Bridge Cellars as part of the Wine Education Centre’s theme tasting programme.

You will discover how Botytis Cinerea (Noble Rot) develops and influences the grapes to produce some of the most complex wines in the world. Taste a range of wines from Europe (Germany, France, Hungary and Austria) and Australia (De Bortoli Noble One). Learn about the terroir and winemaking philosophy of these world class regions.

Cass Beeson will prepare a range of cheese and petit four to accompany these sweet wines.

Date: Wednesday 5 April 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: $85 per person

Venue
Old Bridge Cellars
221 Queen Victoria Street
North Fremantle, WA 6159

Contact Details:
Blair Hill
0417 987461

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Sunset Wine
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Sunset Wine

Saturday, 18 February:  2.30pm - 7.30pm

Sunday, 19 February:  2.30pm - 7.30pm

Brighton Reserve, SCARBOROUGH BEACH

Wine and Friends at Sunset

Perth's wine event on the beach!

 

Enjoying Western Australian wine, and a Western Australian sunset! It is the perfect way to celebrate a late summer weekend and what our state has to offer.

Join with friends and family and discover some new wines along with a few favourites. Your day will be helped along with some tasty tapas and entertainment to round off a lazy summer’s day.

Wine will be available to taste, buy by the glass or you may pick something up to enjoy at a nearby restaurant or at home.

Sunset Wine is part of the City of Stirling's Summerset Arts Festival.

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Wine Education Courses Comence in February 2017
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Education Courses Comence in February 2017

Course Commencement Dates Tuesday February 7, 2017 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm

The Wine Education Centre (WEC) is the educational arm of Wines of Western Australia. It is the prime provider of wine education for consumers and trade in Western Australia.

It has been providing quality wine education for well over 40 years. 15% discount for all WoWA Industry Members Please contact Jodie Pannell for the discount code at winewa@winewa.asn.au

WINE ESSENTIALS – Four Weeks (two hours per week) Price - $360.

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Timber Towns Wine Show
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Timber Towns Wine Show

The Rotary Club of Manjimup (Inc)

13th RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show

Manjimup

Thursday 2nd February 2017

The RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show is organised by the Rotary Club of Manjimup’s Wine Show Committee. February 2017 will be their 13th Timber Towns Wine Show.

The aim of the Rotary Wine Show Committee is to provide an event where Manjimup, Pemberton and Blackwood Valley Regional wines are judged with their peers by Australian Judging Standards

Included also in the Show are three Open Classes that invite wines from any Western Australian Wine Region; Class 6. Rose`, Class 7. Sweet Wine and Class 8. Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wines.

The RSM Timber Towns Wine Show is proudly supported by our name sponsor RSM.

Rotary and the Timber Towns Wine Show are also supported by major sponsors Farmlink Rural, Visy and Tyre Power Manjimup.

Awards Dinner

To be held on the 2nd February 2017 at the Manjimup Town Hall, Rose Street, Manjimup

Tables of 10 sell out quickly each year, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The dinner will consist of a 7 course meal by the amazing Raj and Cilantro Catering team with award winning wines included.

Come along, enter your wines, start at the tasting and then to the dinner to enjoy a great night for $150.00 per person. Pre-dinner drinks from 6.30pm – 7.15pm followed by dinner and live music from 7.15pm till late.

Enquiries: Irene Bowden t: (08) 9771 8885 or e: nwflora@wn.com.au

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Margaret River: Cabernet Hang-Time Forum
Jan
24
8:30 AM08:30

Margaret River: Cabernet Hang-Time Forum

You are invited to participate in the Margaret River Cabernet Hang-Time Forum to hear the latest research outcomes and opinions on how ‘Cabernet hang-times’ impact on fruit quality, wine quality and profitability from local, national and international experts.

  • Location: Curtin University - Margaret River Campus map
  • Date: Tuesday 24th of January 2017
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm (tea/coffee from 8:00am)
  • Cost: No cost - fully funded by the Wine Australia, Regional Program (WA)
  • For: Grape growers, winemakers, sales, marketing and interested stakeholders

RSVP:  Email Jodie winewa@winewa.asn.au from Wines of WA with your name(s) or Tel:0466-744-957 SMS:0466-744-957 Keith Pekin with your details

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Sparkling Wines of the World
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Sparkling Wines of the World

Explore the wonderful world of sparkling wines. You will be guided through a range of the world's best sparkling wine styles including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and others. Blair Hill will discuss the regions of origin and the methods of production for each of the styles. There will be eight wines tasted throughout the two hour session with a selection of local and international cheese to enjoy with the wines.

Old Bridge Cellars
221 Queen Victoria St
North Fremantle, WA 6159

Blair Hill O417 987461 wec@winewa.asn.au

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Employment Fundamentals
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Employment Fundamentals

Tuesday 6 December, 10am – 1:30 pm The South Australian Wine Industry Association in conjunction with Wines of Western Australia is offering a 3 hour briefing on the Fair Work Act 2009, updates to Awards used in the wine industry and an update on the use of labour hire and contractors.

Contact: admin@winesa.asn.au

For more information:

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS

The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.

SWAN VALLEY SEMINAR
Date: Friday 2 December 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $25.00 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.
Contact: Deb Tucker, Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association
Mobile: 0430 622 130
Booking is essential and can be made by contacting the association by email.
Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINAR
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINAR

Margaret River Seminars

The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

MARGARET RIVER SEMINAR
Date:Thursday 1 December 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $25.00 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.

Contact: Pip Heaford, Membership and Events Manager, Margaret River Wine Association
Ph: (08) 9757 9330
Booking is essential and can be made by registering online.

Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details.

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS
Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS

Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley Seminars

The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

PEMBERTON SEMINAR
Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $15.00 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.

Contact: Monica Radomiljac, Wine Industry Southern Forests Inc. Mobile: 0427 761 373
Booking is essential and can be made by contacting the association by email.

Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details.

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Annual General Meeting
Nov
29
1:00 PM13:00

Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Wines of WA AGM will be held on Tuesday 29 November from 1pm – 2pm.
An information package has been posted to all members. Please contact the office if you have not received yours on winewa@winewa.asn.au.

The 2016/17 Wines of WA Board will be appointed at the meeting. There are 3 vacant elected producer positions: under 150 tonnes production; 151 – 1000 tonnes production and; above 1000 tonnes production.

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS

Mt Barker Seminar
The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.


MOUNT BARKER SEMINAR
Date:Tuesday 29 November 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $27.50 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.
Contact: John Gates, Great Southern Wine Producers Association Mobile: 0407 987 889
Booking is essential and can be made by contacting the association by email.
Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details. 

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