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Top Adelaide Hills wines revealed

The trophy winners of the 2023 Adelaide Hills Wine Show were announced yesterday at a gala luncheon at Lot 100 in Nairne, revealing the top wines made in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. The intrinsic diversity of the Adelaide Hills was evident with fifteen different wines receiving trophies across the various categories.

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Barossa wins in Hong Kong at Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2024

Barossa winery Sorby Adams Wines collected a trophy, five double gold medals, five gold and one silver medal with its Gudilly range at the Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards last week in Hong Kong. The Gudilly Shiraz Single Vineyard by Sorby Adams Wines received the trophy for Adelaide GI Wine of the Year 2024.

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Wine Industry IMPACT Awards reward resilience

The Wine Industry IMPACT Awards were presented on Tuesday evening, at a gala dinner held at Adelaide Oval. MC’d by Corrina Wright, winemaker and director of Oliver’s Taranga, the awards night recognised excellence in viticulture, winemaking, engineering and equipment, tourism, marketing, sustainability, digital and transport suppliers.

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Wine’s worst enemy: Carter combats ‘no safe limit’ claims

Felicity Carter, wine journalist and co-founder of Business of Drinks, gave an impassioned presentation at the Wine Industry Impact Conference yesterday, imploring wine producers to battle claims put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) last year that there is ‘no safe limit’ when it comes to alcohol consumption.

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Accolade names new managing director of Europe

Accolade Wines has appointed Derek Nicol to the position of managing director, Europe, following the resignation of Caroline Thompson-Hill.

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Message on a bottle: showcasing the integral relationship between a wine and its label

Seventy years of creativity and innovation in South Australian wine label design will be showcased at The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre from next month. Message on a Bottle, presented by the University of South Australia’s Creative Unit and City of Mount Gambier, is an exposé of the integral relationships between label designers, grapegrowers, wine producers and sales marketers – weaving the threads of education, commerce and research.

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Marlborough wine producer wins two sustainability awards

Marlborough wine producer, Lawson’s Dry Hills has been recognised for its sustainability efforts at the Sustainable Business Awards and the New Zealand International Business Awards.

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One week left to enter tasting of NoLo still white wines

Wine producers have until next Friday (1 December) to enter a forthcoming tasting of no and low alcohol (NoLo) still white wines from Australia and New Zealand by the Wine & Viticulture Journal.

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Better the devil you know: snake catcher’s advice for safe cohabitation

Relocating snakes from your vineyard site is unlikely to provide a long-term solution, said snake catcher Dean Clarke, presenting at an industry safety event yesterday. SAWIA’s Health, Safety and Risk Conference took place in McLaren Vale yesterday, educating business owners and managers on physical, environmental and psychological risks in preparation for the upcoming harvest season. 

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Dean Carroll steps down as CEO of Brown Family Wine Group

After 16 years with Brown Family Wine Group (BFWG), and the last 8 years as CEO, Dean Carroll has made the decision to step down from the role and will leave the company in late December.

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IMPACT Conference to provide key answers to industry

Independent consultant Andre Morgenthal will be a speaker at the 2023 Wine Industry IMPACT Conference in Adelaide South Australian regions will be providing practical suggestions, ideas, and examples for wine industry operators to elevate their businesses at the upcoming 2023 Wine Industry IMPACT Conference to be held next week in Adelaide. “We urge all businesses […]

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Blueprint launched for Riverland wine industry’s road to recovery

Riverland Wine launched the Riverland Wine Industry Blueprint yesterday, setting a path forward for the region’s recovery from challenging economic and environmental conditions. Developed with the support of Riverland Wine, the SA Government, Wine Australia and Wine Grape Council of SA, the blueprint aims to ensure the sustainability of the Riverland wine industry into the future.

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New Vinehealth Australia board appointed

Three new board members have been appointed by the Hon. Clare Scriven MLC, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, to guide operations at Vinehealth Australia, the South Australian statutory body charged with safeguarding the state’s vines from pests and diseases, following an independent selection process.

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A serendipitous tale of Savagnin in the Adelaide Hills

It all started with a case of mistaken identity, followed by an identity crisis, a struggle to be seen and understood, but ultimately ended happily with an underdog finding a place to put down roots and call home. Whilst this might sound like the plot line of a Hollywood movie, the main character in this story is actually the little-known white variety Savagnin – a master of disguise, until it wasn’t. It’s introduction to Australia is a tale of serendipity and mistaken identity and whilst its eventual identity reveal caused headaches for many in the industry, we will be forever grateful that it found a home in our Western Branch Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

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WA producer shines a spotlight on Sangiovese

The winners of this year’s Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show (AAVWS) were announced at the AAVWS Awards Long Lunch held on Saturday 11 November 2023 in Mildura, Victoria. The Dr. Rod Bonfiglioli Best Wine of Show was awarded to Tonon Vineyard & Winery for its 2022 Sangiovese. This wine was also awarded trophies for Best Red Wine and Best Red Italian Variety Wine.

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Steady wine sales not enough to relieve oversupply pressure

Total sales of Australian wine were 11 per cent above production in 2022–23 after the lowest wine production in 15 years but were not enough to substantially reduce pressure on the historically high national wine inventory levels, according to Wine Australia’s Wine Production, Sales and Inventory Report 2023 released today.

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