Wine Industry Newsletter

Future events

Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference

The 18th AWITC and WineTech Exhibition will be held 26-29 June 2022 in Adelaide, South Australia. The program will cover the topics of supply and demand outlook, social licence, market trends, sustainability, innovation, vineyard health and biodiversity and the latest research and technologies.

There will also be 38 workshops covering business/marketing, engineering/packaging, health/regulatory, sensory/consumer, viticulture and winemaking.

The AWITC also incorporates the Australian Grape and Wine Outlook Conference.

More information and registrations can be found at

SIMINOT&SIRCH regional pruning workshops

Funded by the Wine Australia Regional Program, these pruning workshops will feature Mia Fischer of international pruning specialists SIMONIT&SIRCH.

Mia will be providing an overview of the importance of pruning, utilising the SIMONIT&SIRCH pruning methodology and how it can be used to ensure vine longevity and productivity.

The workshop will also feature a Q&A session and a vineyard walk where possible.

  • Swan Valley – 20 June, 8.30am – 11.45am at Nikola Estate, 148 Dale Rd, Middle Swan
  • Great Southern – 21 June, 9am to 1pm at West Cape Howe (Art House), 14923 Muir Hwy, Mt Barker
  • Margaret River – 23 June, 8am to 12.30pm at Vasse Felix (Barrel Hall), 71 Tom Culity Dr, Wilyabrup

RSVP to Yu-Yi Liao noting the regional workshop attending.

Garden weevil webinar

The program for this event is still to be developed but will feature South African speakers to present an insight into recent research projects using biological control agents and some common management techniques used by local viticulturists. Local speakers will also present on various trials of innovative products from this past season.

In early July details will be circulated to each regional association when available.

Pruning and vine health for vineyard longevity

Mia Fischer from SIMONIT&SIRCH and Mark Sosnowski from SARDI, together with the AWRI have developed a full-day workshop on winter pruning. This workshop will focus on the latest research and best-practice guidelines for maintaining the long-term vine health, productivity and economic viability of vineyards. The workshop includes an interactive in-field demonstration where participants can discuss challenges specific to their region and receive expert advice to address these challenges.

This is an interactive workshop that is best suited to practitioners who value good pruning practices and trunk disease management. It is aimed at practising viticulturists and is limited to a maximum of 25 participants per session to ensure an intensive learning experience.

Cost: $495 per person, including GST

Registration is required to secure a place in the course. Book early to avoid disappointment.

9 August, 8.15am to 4.30pm at Xanadu Wines, 316 Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River