UnWined Subiaco
Oct
27
to Oct 28

UnWined Subiaco

Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer, cider and spirits at this year’s UnWined festival in the heart of Subiaco. Over 45 wineries will be on hand to sample a total of 300 wines, and both glass and bottle sales are available for on-premise consumption or to take home. Local produce and delicious tapas will be available.

Entertainment includes live indi music, wine and food pairing sessions and wine appreciation seminars.  

Perth’s Wine List of the Year will also be announced at the UnWined festival theatre, honouring the city’s best restaurants and bars.

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Wine Industry IMPACT Conference
Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

Wine Industry IMPACT Conference

Wine Industry Suppliers (WISA) will be hosting the inaugural Australian Wine Industry Impact Conference in Adelaide on Thursday 18 October 2018 at the Grand Chancellor Hotel.

The conference theme, ‘Making a Direct Impact’, reflects the increasingly significant role of direct sales on the profitability of Australian wineries and the importance of learning about this vital channel.

The conference will bring together 18 international and local experts in the fields of wine marketing and sales, consumer demand, direct sales strategies, wine club development, visitor attraction strategies, data analysis, technology innovation, customer journey mapping and much more.

The one-day conference will comprise four keynote presentations and 6 workshops presented in two concurrent sessions, plus a special presentation by Wine Australia outlining the findings of Australia’s first Cellar Door & Direct to Consumer Wine Sales Report.  All delegates will receive a copy of the report at the conference.

An exhibition of leading Australian suppliers of DTC wine marketing and sales solutions will be on hand to provide advice and live demonstrations of relevant products and services.

Further information and registrations available on the WISA website here.

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DPIRD Pest and Disease Workshops
Oct
16
to Oct 19

DPIRD Pest and Disease Workshops

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will be presenting pest and disease workshops for industry in the Swan Valley, Margaret River and the Great Southern later this month.

Pest management, sustainable viticulture and chemical resistance are high priorities for the WA wine industry. International, national and local experts will present the latest research and sustainable practices for managing vineyard pests and diseases. Key presenters are Professor Wayne Wilcox and Dr Bob Emmett.

Headlining the workshop is internationally renowned grape pathologist and editor of the seminal text ‘Compendium of grape diseases, disorders and pests’, Professor Wayne Wilcox. Professor Wilcox, Cornell University (USA) grape pathology program leader, will present on the biology and sustainable management of powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot, downy mildew and sour rot.

Mildura based grapevine pathologist, Dr Bob Emmett, will provide expert insight into integrated pest management practices and delve into the management of botryosphaeria trunk rot, mealybug and light brown apple moth.

DPIRD pathologist Andrew Taylor will give a WA perspective on downy mildew and fungicide resistance and entomologist Stewart Learmonth will discuss garden weevil management practices

Swan Valley: 16th October, 9am - 1pm, Swan Athletic Sporting Club, McDonald St, Herne Hill

Margaret River: 17th October, 9am - 1pm, Margaret River Education Campus, 272 Bussell Highway

Great Southern: 19th October, 9am - 1pm, Community Resource Centre, 1 Lowood Road, Mt Barker

Registration is free and lunch will be provided after each session.

To book, please email jodie.whitfield@dpird.wa.gov.au

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WAGO Western Australian Tasting - London
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

WAGO Western Australian Tasting - London

The Government of Western Australia's London office is once again organising a Western Australian Focused Wine Tasting to be held at Australia House on October 4th. The tasting is open to wineries who already have representation in the UK, and there is no cost for participation.

The event will be broken down into two parts; the first for Trade and the second for Consumers.

Trade Event:    12:00 – 4:00
Consumer:       6:00 – 8:30

At this stage Expressions of Interest are sought from interested wineries by contacting Sally Janssen, WAGO's Business Development Officer by emailing sally@wago.co.uk

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Entwined in the Valley
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Entwined in the Valley

Entwined in the Valley is the Swan Valley's most anticipated festival. It will once again bring local businesses together to deliver some 50 home-grown events such as private cellar tastings, long table vineyard lunches and a huge range of masterclasses.

About 5,000 tickets are now available for sale across the four-day event, from October 4 – 7.

Highlight events include the Movida Estate Swan Valley Secret Supper, which was launched in 2017 to a sell-out crowd. Guests ‘foraged’ for their food during the day, before being sent directions to the dinner location, where they were entertained by a band, acrobats and live art installations in a pop up shed which had been completely transformed into a vintage country wonderland. 

Back by popular demand in 2018, the Create your own Cider Competition asks the cider loving public to enter their winning formula to the boys at Funk Cider, with the winning recipe unveiled at a private launch event and given a spot on the taps at Funk over the Entwined weekend and throughout the rest of October.

For the first time in 2018, a trail of massive sculptures will be dotted throughout the region for Sculptures in the Valley. These magnificent pieces, created by the team at Martin Jaine Sculptures, will be installed for the four days of Entwined, taking visitors on a whimsical and creative tour through unexpected sights in the region.

For additional program information, contact details and ticket information, go to entwinedinthevalley.com.au

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ASVO Fermentation Seminar
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

ASVO Fermentation Seminar

ASVO Fermentation Seminar

'Converting Research to Reality' - September 27th, 2018

The focus for this year's seminar will be on fermentation technology, management, and microbial diversity and will also include an industry wide discussion on the merits of inoculated vs uninoculated fermentations.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain an insight from international and local experts who will explore topics including microbial ecology in wild ferments, the use of non-Saccharomyces yeast, microbial contribution to regional wines, using oxygen to enhance fermentation performance, controlling colour and tannin extraction, and managing problematic fermentations.

Key speakers include:

Dr Gemma Beltran, University of Tarragona
Dr David Block, University of California Davis
Dr Warren Albertin, University of Bordeaux
Dr Ana Hranilovic, University of Bordeaux

WA winemakers can join the seminar at the Margaret River Education Campus, Centre for Wine Excellence, 272 Bussell Highway. Viewers can ask questions, comment and discuss, during the interactive question time. Catering and handouts will be provided.

Register online here.

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Finlaysons Wine Roadshow 26 - 'Catching the Export Wave'
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Finlaysons Wine Roadshow 26 - 'Catching the Export Wave'

Attend Wine Roadshow 26 and position your business to “catch the export wave” (without being dumped)!

The 26th annual series of Finlaysons’ Wine Roadshow will be coming to Margaret River on August 24 and is a seminar not to be missed if you are serious about export.

The Finlaysons' team will be supported by experts from Wine Australia and the Winemakers Federation of Australia and will address questions such as:

  • Which markets present the greatest opportunities? What are the tips and traps?
  • What grant moneys are available? How do you access them?
  • What export approvals are required? What is the process to obtain them?
  • What should be in your contract with your importer/distributor? How do you present it to them without upsetting the relationship?
  • What do you do if you have a dispute with your importer? Can you resolve it, but still maintain the relationship? Alternatively, how do you exit, whilst still getting paid and preserving your stock?
  • The West Australian session will be as follows:

Margaret River – Watershed Winery – 24 August 2018, The seminar will run from 3.00pm until 6.00pm followed by refreshments until 7.00pm. Registration is at 2.45pm.

Cost is $145.00 per head (plus GST), and Wines of WA members receive a discounted rate of $95.00 per head (plus GST). 

For further information,  see https://www.finlaysons.com.au/wine-roadshow or contact Sara Bradshaw on sara.bradshaw@finlaysons.com.au or telephone 08 8235 7771.

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Good Food and Wine Show 2018
Aug
24
to Aug 26

Good Food and Wine Show 2018

  • Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Good Food & Wine Show returns to Perth for 24 – 26 August 2018— Australia’s largest, longest running and most awarded consumer food and wine show.  Featuring celebrity chefs, hands-on educational masterclasses, food and wine pairing classes and hundreds of local and international exhibitors at each show, it’s a great day out for all food and wine enthusiasts.

Following previous visitor feedback to provide more local content, this year, regional wine alleys have been allocated within the ‘WA Region’. Wine exhibitors can form their own regional alley; just bring together a group of wine producers or other related products from your area and create your own destination within the show. The larger the space the bigger the discount!

Last year, nearly 30,000 visitors attended the Perth show; over 60% of these joined a wine club or mailing list and 71% made a take-away alcohol bottled purchase. 

Although take-away bottle and case sales are encouraged, due to licensing restrictions, by-the-glass sales are not permitted.

With the strong local focus this year, a Perth based public relations company as well as  representative Lia Mallozzi have been appointed to ensure that all WA exhibitors receive maximum marketing opportunities and on-the-ground support.

For full details contact Lia at lia.mallozzi@talk2.media or download the brochure here.

 

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WA Horticulture Update 2018
Aug
16
to Aug 17

WA Horticulture Update 2018

  • Crown Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Western Australian Horticulture Update, 2018 will take place on Thursday August 16 and Friday August 17, 2018 at the Crown Convention Centre, Perth.

The focus this year is on the future trends affecting the WA horticulture industry, including the changing retail landscape and how shifts in consumer decision making is impacting growers and agribusinesses.

Find further information and registration details here.

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ASVO Viticulture Seminar
Jul
25
to Jul 26

ASVO Viticulture Seminar

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology is for the first time live-streaming its annual viticulture seminar being held in Mildura on July 25 and 26. In WA it will be streamed into the Margaret River Education Campus  - Centre for Wine Excellence.

The 'Innovation Seminar' is a forum to reflect on the achievements of the wine industry and to advance innovation to increase profitability and sustainability, particularly in relation to the management of pests and diseases.

Key speakers include:

Ollie Powrie - botrytis management, Villa Maria

Andy Clarke - phylloxera,Yering Station

Cath Kidman - clonal selection, Treasury Wine Estates

Vaughn Bell - virus management, New Zealand

Jim Pekin - banana industry disease outbreak, Queensland

For more information, download the brochure and registration form here.

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Clonal Forum
Jun
13
8:50 AM08:50

Clonal Forum

  • W10, Margaret River Education Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is hosting a free forum on June 13th in Margaret River to examine available clones of chardonnay, tempranillo, cabernet, shiraz and merlot. Presented by DPIRD's Richard Fennessy and Diana Fisher, the forum will also feature a panel of industry identities including Steve Partridge, David Botting, Ryan Aggiss, Lee Haselgrove, Mark Messenger and Rob Mann.

The forum will conclude with a tasting of the selected clones.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided

To register, please email richard.fennessy@dpird.wa.gov.au by June 7th.

 

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City Wine
Jun
8
to Jun 9

City Wine

 Celebrate WA producers in the City!

City Wine is the place to taste and enjoy amazing wines, share a tapas style meal with friends and enjoy live local music all while overlooking the Perth skyline at the Urban Orchard.

City Wine features some of WA’s leading boutique wine producers, a range of Perth’s best food vendors along with a selection of craft brewers, ciders and spirits.

Friday 8th - 4pm - 10pm

Saturday 9th - 2pm - 9pm

Ticket details:

Pre Purchase: $26.00 | At the Gate: $30.00 Ticket includes a wine tasting glass, entry, complimentary wine tasting, live music and great times

Plumm Tasting Glass Pre Purchase: $36.00 | At the Gate: $40.00 Ticket includes a Plumm wine tasting glass, entry, complimentary wine tasting, live music and great times

Further information and bookings: www.wineandfood.com.au www.wineandfood.com.au/citywine

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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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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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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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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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