Wine Industry Newsletter

Future events

Australian Wine - Winning the long game (online seminar)

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) in collaboration with the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) are presenting a three-day seminar tackling the big issues: growing, making and selling wine in the future.

Wine businesses today are confronted with the threat of fire, drought, rising energy prices, disease and climate change (among other things).  Consumers are seeking out businesses whose practises offer a reduced footprint combined with a health and wellbeing focus.

The seminar will provide technical information and real case studies, to build capability and efficiency in the Australian wine industry. Drawing on the expertise from within the wine industry and the experiences of others, attendees will gain a greater understanding of our impacts globally, strategies to improve the environment through winegrowing and making practices, and how best to communicate these messages to customers and consumers.

Headlining the event is Sophie Taylor-Price, sustainability consultant, Landcare Australia Ambassador and the granddaughter of the late former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke presenting the cases for urgent climate action and also for optimism. Presenters from the Australian wine industry include 2018 ASVO Viticulturist of the Year Colin Bell, Nuffield Scholar Marty Gransden and 2019 graduate of the Australian wine industry’s Future Leaders program, Hayley Purbrick from Tahbilk Winery.

The final program is available on the ASVO website.

When: Monday, 30 June to Wednesday 1 July 2020

Where: Streamed to your office or home


Wine Australia webinar: Consumer wine consumption behaviour during and post COVID-19 in South Korea, China and Japan

Wine Intelligence CEO Lulie Halstead will present findings from the latest Wine Intelligence COVID-19 impact reports for South Korea, China and Japan. Based on data collected in late March and April 2020, she will review how wine consumers’ behaviours and attitudes have changed – or not – as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

In addition, Lulie will review how consumers anticipate their lifestyles, behaviour and drinking habits will both change and be prioritised post-lockdown. She will share insights on what wine businesses can proactively do to build for the future.

A recording of this webinar will be accessible by Australian wine sector levy payers only.

When: Thursday 2 July 2020

For more information visit the Wine Australia website.


Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas – what does it mean for WA?

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Exploring how the climate will change in our wine regions, from today to 2100.

Wine Australia and Wines of WA are delighted to present an exciting webinar that will delve into the new, world-leading resource Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas and what this shows for the regions in WA until 2100.

Australia’s climate is variable and it is changing. Grapegrowers and winemakers in Australia are already adjusting practices in their vineyards and wineries to keep pace. However, to date, many of these changes have been reactive; driven by the changes that are experienced season-to-season.

Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas will help improve our climate adaptation response, as it provides a range of detailed insights about how the climate is projected to change within each of Australia’s wine regions until 2100.

Presented by Dr Tom Remenyi of the Climate Futures team at the University of Tasmania, this webinar will explore The Climate Atlas and what it shows for WA.

The Climate Atlas combines a series of climate change models to clearly show projected trends in temperature, rainfall, aridity and in their distribution patterns in regions of Australia where grapes are grown.

It will help to explore the regionally specific climate challenges that we will need to manage and includes an indication of which regions around the country are similar now to through to the predicted conditions in 2100, allowing growers and wineries to look to their peers and viticultural experts around the country on how to adapt for the future.

Click here to watch a special report on Landline about The Climate Atlas or here to download the Climate Atlas.

When: Thursday 9 July 2020

Time: tbc

Location: Webinar

Cost: Free

Registration details will soon be available, refer to the next Wines of WA newsletter or contact Richard Fennessy.

A recording of this webinar will be accessible by Australian wine sector levy payers only.


Managing texture phenolics and oxidation

The program of this ASVO oenology seminar is still being developed but key themes will cover phenolic development in grapes, processing aids and phenolic manipulation, extraction in fermentation, and texture and mouthfeel perception.

When: Thursday, 1 October 2020

Where: Streamed to Margaret River

More information here.