Wine Industry Newsletter

Future events

ASVO seminar series – Understanding phenolics and texture

From a winemaking perspective, better tannin and colour management is generally considered the most impactful way to improve wine quality and longevity.

ASVO is pleased to announce, the “Understanding phenolics & texture" series. During these three seminars, ASVO will bring winemakers, researchers and wine technologists to share their knowledge and experience and provide attendees with methods and technologies to tackle the main questions raised when dealing with phenolics, texture and oxygen in wine.

This series will use a practical approach in order to deliver the most useful information about phenolic compounds in grapes and wine. ASVO offers this seminar to create a more complete understanding about the key chemical processes and technical tools that enhance structure, improve mouthfeel and prevent oxidation. The series will include three workshops:

  1. Developing texture in the Winery: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
  2. Chemical, physical and cognitive effects influencing wine mouthfeel: Tuesday 20 October 2020
  3. Understanding phenolics & texture series: Tuesday, 27 October 2020

For further details and registration visit the ASVO website.


DPIRD wine tasting workshop – Great Southern

Wine producers in the Great Southern are invited to attend a tasting workshop featuring the latest wine trials from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Hosted by DPIRD research scientist Richard Fennessy, the tasting will include:

  • emerging varieties from multiple vintages showing potential for the region
  • two clones of Pinot Noir produced from Pemberton
  • four clones of Shiraz produced from Frankland River
  • two clones of Merlot produced from Margaret River
  • trial wines of Frankland River Shiraz & Margaret River Cabernet demonstrating how water additions can mitigate elevated Baumes and the impact on wine quality.

Friday October 16, 10am - 1pm, Sounness Park

RSVPs can be directed to the Great Southern Wine Producers Association


ASVO Awards for Excellence

The ASVO Awards for Excellence honour and recognise the achievements of dedicated and professional individuals in the Australian wine industry. These awards are judged by independent awards committees, consisting members who are leaders in the wine sector.

In the interests of the health and safety of the community, industry peers and guests, the ASVO 2020 Awards for Excellence will be moved online. ASVO will now be announcing the winners of the ASVO Awards with an online awards event taking place on Tuesday 17 November at 4.30pm AWST.

Register here to watch the action live


XIIIth International Terroir Congress

The XIII International Terroir Congress will still be hosted by the University of Adelaide, Australia. Previous successful congresses have been hosted in France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Hungary and the United States of America.

Since 1996, this biennial event allows the scientific and industry communities to meet and discuss the latest results of research and information on the concept of ‘terroir’. The Meeting will cover the main fields in viticultural, wine and sensory research and innovation focusing on the; History and Innovation of Terroir, People Shaping Terroir, Scales of Terroir and Terroir Conservation.

Considering the safety of registrants and other interested parties, the Terroir Congress Organising Committee has developed a digital platform to deliver the full scientific program.

When: 17 – 18 November 2020

For further details and registration visit the event website.