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Elders Limited/Barossa Viticulture Technical Group 2006 Barossa young viticulturist fellowship

National Viticulture/ Horticulture Manager for Elders, Andrew Meurant, and the chairperson of the Barossa Viticulture Technical Group, Ashley Ratcliff announced this week that their two organisations would be backing the long term development of Barossa’s young viticulturists through the development of the ‘Barossa Young Viticulturist Fellowship.

The scholarship has been established to allow a young viticulturist to undertake study or to broaden their knowledge and experience from other winegrowing regions of Australia or the world, and to share this with the Barossa. The scope of the Fellowship is broad, as the organising committee, the Barossa Viticulture Technical Group wants applicants to present ideas that they are passionate about. Applicants need only be between the age of 18 and 35, and have a viticultural idea or project that is of relevance and benefit to the Barossa Wine Industry.

Chris Rogers, a member of the organising committee said, “If you are a grape grower, student, a corporate employee, or even an aspiring viticulturist who is passionate about viticulture and the Barossa, and you have an area of study that benefits you and the Barossa, then you should submit an application”.

The aim of the Barossa Viticulture Technical Group is to make this Fellowship into an annual award that helps young Barossa viticulturists build their confidence, knowledge and experience.

More information regarding the Elders Limited/ Barossa Viticulture Technical Groups ‘Barossa Young Viticulturist Fellowship’ can be obtained by contacting either Ashley Ratcliff on 0411 370 057 or Chris Rogers 0400 255 964.

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