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McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism appoints new viticulture coordinator
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McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association has welcomed Jodie Pain as its new viticulture coordinator.
Since completing a Bachelor of Environmental Management from Flinders University in 1998, Pain has had over 10 years experience managing environmental projects.
Working with a diverse range of industries to improve their environmental performance, Pain has most recently focused on the wine industry with roles at the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia as South Australian regional coordinator for the Australian Wine Industry Stewardship program and at the City of Onkaparinga managing a sustainability program for food and wine businesses on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
She has also undertaken a Graduate Certificate in Marine Resource Management through the Australian Maritime College, Tasmania.
Most recently, Pain was project manager for the Wine Industry Sector Agreement- Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction project, based at the South Australian Wine Industry Association.
Pain is passionate about the region and has a good understanding of grapegrowing from many years of assisting in her family’s local vineyards.
“I’m looking forward to achieving a sustainable region,” Pain said. “I’d like McLaren Vale to be recognised as a region that is at the forefront of environmental and sustainable practices and produces quality fruit that reflects this commitment.”