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News posted on Friday, 13 February 2009

Adelaide Hills Wine Region committed to environmental matters
The Adelaide Hills Wine Region (AHWR) has established its position as a leader in the industry as the first wine region in South Australia to have a functioning and Government-endorsed regional environmental management system (EMS) available to its members.

Sirromet 2009 vintage looking strong
Sirromet chief winemaker Adam Chapman has started vintage this week, with excellent growing conditions in the Granite Belt producing plenty of high quality fruit, and has offered to help heat-affected southern Australia wineries with stock for white wines.

Cleggett Wines new cellar door opens at Langhorne Creek
If you have travelled the Strathalbyn to Langhorne Creek road in South Australia in the past 12 months, you may have noticed a two-story building taking shape on the main road. It is now complete and Anne McLennan and Mac Cleggett invite everyone to visit their sparkling new cellar door outlet on the ground floor.

Hawke’s Bay well set for 2009 vintage
An exceptional run of warm, dry weather stretching back to early spring and the dedication of the region’s winegrowers heralds a fantastic 2009 vintage for the Hawke’s Bay wine industry.

Leading the Tasmanian wine industry
To develop core leadership skills in the Australian wine industry, the Wine Industry Leadership Program (WILP) has been delivering leadership programs across Australia for the past three years. WILP is now setting its sights on Tasmania as the final delivery location of the program.

Get your stats straight
Principal of Carr Consulting, Tom Carr, will be at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC), Wagga Wagga, NSW, on Tuesday 17 February and Wednesday 18 February to present two talks.

Get your stats straight
Principal of Carr Consulting, Tom Carr, will be at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC), Wagga Wagga, NSW, on Tuesday 17 February and Wednesday 18 February to present two talks.

Albarinho suffers an identity crisis
The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia and Wine Grape Growers’ Australia are continuing to monitor the work being done to verify the identity of vines described as Albarinho (or Albariño) in Australia. Evidence has been provided that some Australian vines thought to be of the Albarinho variety may in fact be examples of Savagnin, a variety more closely associated with the Jura region of France, than the Iberian Peninsula. The investigation into this issue has only recently commenced and more work needs to be performed in order to replicate and validate these findings.

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