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ASVO applauds Pat Iland

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) took time out from its busy program at the Viticulture Seminar to pay tribute to industry stalwart, Patrick Iland.

In recognition of the contribution that he has made to the ASVO since its inception in 1981, ASVO Vice President Steve Partridge presented Pat with a 100 year old print of the Auldana Vineyards planted by Patrick Auld in the 1870s. Pat has given 14 years of service to the ASVO, spending many of them as Secretary and then Treasurer of the Society.

In this years Queen’s Birthday Honours Pat was awarded an OAM in recognition of his outstanding service to the wine industry through research, writing and the teaching of viticulture and oenology. The ASVO congratulated Pat on this outstanding achievement. In response Pat thanked the Society and commended its services to those present, encouraging any non members to join a valuable organisation. Pat further commented that the wine industry “is a great industry to be involved with” and added that he looks forward to a continuing association with it. He stepped down from the stage amidst thunderous applause.

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