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News posted on Friday, 17 July 2009

McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism appoints new viticulture coordinator
McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association has welcomed Jodie Pain as its new viticulture coordinator.

Entries now open for 2009 International Sweet Wine Challenge
As Australia’s premium dessert wine region, the Riverina Winemakers Association has established the International Sweet Wine Challenge (ISWC) to lift the global profile of the Riverina as a leading sweet wine region and allow all Australian dessert wines to be pitted against their international rivals.

2009 Riverina Wine Show
Entries are now invited for the 2009 Riverina Wine Show to be judged in Griffith on 1-3 September 2009.

Central Otago’s calls for its bright young things
Entries are now open for the Central Otago young viticulturist of the year, a testing competition of practical and theoretical vineyard knowledge to be held on 1 August in Bannockburn.

New Zealand wine industry embraces organics
Two hundred viticulturists and winemakers attended the first Organic Winegrowers New Zealand symposium in Marlborough on 8 July. This was no congregation of beardies: speakers included clean-cut vineyard managers and winemakers from some of the country’s largest and most famous wine companies, including Villa Maria and Montana, all enthusiastic in their support for organics.

Receivership leaves growers in the dark
Four weeks ago, receivers and managers took over the running of Neqtar Wines Pty Ltd, but growers who sold fruit to the company this year remain in the dark as to the possibility of receiving further payments.

New Zealand wine industry embraces organics
Two hundred viticulturists and winemakers attended the first Organic Winegrowers New Zealand symposium in Marlborough on 8 July. This was no congregation of beardies: speakers included clean-cut vineyard managers and winemakers from some of the country’s largest and most famous wine companies, including Villa Maria and Montana, all enthusiastic in their support for organics.

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