Study tour to make an impact

Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc (WISA) is inviting grapegrowers, winemakers and associated stakeholders including industry suppliers to attend an information session aiming to establish a study tour to France in 2019.

The tour, hosted by WISA and held in partnership with Slow Tours and Atout France (France Tourism Development Agency) will open doors to behind the scenes experiences and opportunities to grow delegates knowledge and network on an international scale.

WISA executive officer, Matthew Moate said he is excited about the opportunity that the tour will provide in creating high value meaningful and long lasting links between the Australian and French wine industries.

“Innovation and technology is changing at a rapid pace in our industry. It is important to provide the opportunities for industry stakeholders to have first-hand experience to exchange knowledge and make life long connections that we expect this initiative will deliver.”

The 15 day international tour, departing on the 26 August 2019 and held in partnership with WISA member company Slow Tours, will visit key regions in France including Burgundy, Bordeaux and Cognac.

It will include behind the scenes experiences, master classes and networking opportunities for delegates.

WISA is hosting a free information night for interested grapegrowers, winemakers, suppliers and broader industry stakeholders in Adelaide on 24 October 2018.

The information night will have representatives from Atout France on hand to answer questions about the opportunities of the proposed tour.

“We’ll be looking to work with a range of business partners, government and broader industry stakeholders both in Australia and France when pulling the program together and initial interest from these groups is encouraging,” Moate said.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for Australia’s wine industry to make meaningful connections with our French counterparts through this industry driven initiative that will deliver value well after the tour has returned,” he concluded.

To register your interest in attending the free information night or receiving more details visit the event page.