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Cabernet experts convene to celebrate a vibrant future

Cabernet experts convene to celebrate a vibrant future

Australia’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producing regions, Coonawarra and Margaret River, joined forces to host the 2024 Australian Cabernet Symposium (ACS) on Thursday and Friday last week (1 and 2 February). Traditionally hosted by Coonawarra Grape and Wine...

DAY 1: THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2024 Book for Margaret River here: https://events.humanitix.com/australian-cabernet-symposium-margaretriver/tickets Join Day 1 of the Australian Coonawarra Symposium (ACS) live from the symposium hub at Parker Coonawarra Estate or the...

WA Boutique and Single Vineyard Wine Show results 2023

WA Boutique and Single Vineyard Wine Show results 2023

West Australian Boutique and Single Vineyard Wine Show Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence Boyup Brook 6th December The Blackwood Valley Wine Industry Association (BVWIA) annually presents the Western Australian Boutique and Single Vineyard Wine Show, a hallmark event...

Wine Show of WA results

Wine Show of WA results

MEDIA RELEASE CAPEL VALE WINE TRIUMPHS: AWARDED COVETED ‘WINE OF SHOW’ AT THE PRESTIGIOUS WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA The 2023 Sanector Wine Show of Western Australia’s week of judging culminated in the Trophy presentation gala event held at Retravision Stadium in...

WA Good Food Guide Wine Awards results

WA Good Food Guide Wine Awards results

Congratulations on a stella event! The 2023 West Australian Good Food Guide Wine Awards results are in. A celebration of the diversity of wine in Western Australia, the WA Good Food Guide Wine Awards presents a thrilling list of the state’s Top 25 wines for the year,...

The results are in- Perth Wine Show Crushed it!

The results are in- Perth Wine Show Crushed it!

2023 Perth Hills Wine Show – crushed it! Lawnbrook Estate took out Wine of Show at the 24th Labelmakers Perth Hills Wine Show, held last Friday evening.  This annual event celebrates local wine producers from across the region. The winery’s 2023 Vermentino was the...

Southern Forests and Valleys 19th Wine Show results

Southern Forests and Valleys 19th Wine Show results

Southern Forests and Valleys 19th Wine Show Manjimup Rotary Club hosted the 19th Southern Forests and Valleys Wine Show on the 15th of September with an impressive all female judging panel! The show saw 87 wine entries from the local GI and across WA, Chief Judge Jane...

Media Release – Swan Valley Wine Show

Media Release – Swan Valley Wine Show

2023 Swan Valley Wine Show The annual Swan Valley Wine Show was held from 6 - 8 September 2023 and marks the 35th Swan Valley Wine Show making it one of the longest continually operating wine shows in Australia. The wine show is an opportunity for winemakers to...

Results: WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show results 2023

Results: WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show results 2023

WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show results are here:  The Geographe Wine Industry Association is elated with the results of this year's WA Alternative Variety Wine Show with an impressive 211 entries from across WA. Diversity of grape varieties is the highlight of...

Wine Retail Buyer In-Bound Tour

Wine Retail Buyer In-Bound Tour

Wine Retail Buyer In-Bound Tour Explore the fine wines of Margaret River & Great Southern WA WINES TO THE WORLD - together with the South West Development Commission and Great Southern Development Commission (TradeStart), and Australia’s South West - is funding a...

Commencement of expanded Queensland Container Deposit Scheme

Commencement of expanded Queensland Container Deposit Scheme

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT Attend the COEX Town Hall information session COEX will be holding an online forum from 9.30am-10.30am AEST on Monday September 11, 2023 to assist beverage manufacturers new to the scheme with questions about the registration process. Please click...

WA Wines to the World – Grants Program Launched

WA Wines to the World – Grants Program Launched

WA Wines to the World – Grants Program Launched WA Wines to the World has successfully launched its new Grants for Regions & Producer Groups program, enabling a diverse range of export project submissions from regional wine associations and producer groups. Round...

Fine regional wines of WA shine bright at Vinexpo Asia 2023

Fine regional wines of WA shine bright at Vinexpo Asia 2023

Vinexpo Asia 2023 ended on a high note, attracting close to 10,000 trade professionals hailing from 64 countries over three days in Singapore as Asian markets spring back to life post pandemic. The three-day fair held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from May 23 to 25...

WA wine industry celebrates end of an outstanding 2023 vintage

WA wine industry celebrates end of an outstanding 2023 vintage

The Western Australian wine community celebrated the end of a promising 2023 vintage at Frasers’ State Reception Centre on Wednesday 17 May hosted by Wines of WA. Wines of WA CEO, Larry Jorgensen said, “The season was typified by a cool wet spring followed by a...

Sustainable Winegrowing, presented by Dr Mardi Longbottom

Sustainable Winegrowing, presented by Dr Mardi Longbottom

Sustainable Winegrowing Presentation - Video link Both in Australia and internationally, there is a growing focus on sustainable grape and wine production. This is increasing interest in sustainability credentials for vineyards and wineries, as well as new production...

WA Wines to feature at Vinexpo

WA Wines to feature at Vinexpo

Press Release: Author: Wines of Western Australia Subject: WA WINES TO THE WORLD program update Date: Wednesday 12th April 2023 WA WINES TO THE WORLD is an industry-led export program coordinated by Wines of Western Australia in conjunction with Hydra Consulting, with...

WA WINES TO THE WORLD TARGETS TEXAS

WA WINES TO THE WORLD TARGETS TEXAS

Transcription from the WA Wines in Texas radio interview, ABC South West WA /Georgia Hargreaves.   Georgia: “The WA Wine Industry wants to see more of our wines on the shelves of stores in Texas. Larry Jorgensen is the CEO of Wines of WA, and he says the market in...

Australian wine on show at world’s biggest trade fair

Australian wine on show at world’s biggest trade fair

Australian wine had its largest-ever stand at ProWein in Germany from 19 to 21 March, featuring 61 producers, 6 regional booths, an Australian Wine Bar and a suite of master classes. The three-day event held in Düsseldorf is the world’s biggest trade fair for the wine...

RIESLINGS OF THE WORLD

RIESLINGS OF THE WORLD

Rieslings of the World Explore the world of Riesling, considered to be one of the greatest of all varieties grown. There will be eight wines tasted during the evening, from all parts of the world, including Germany, France, and Australia (Gt Southern, Tasmania and...

WA WINES TO THE WORLD: EXPORT UPDATE

WA WINES TO THE WORLD: EXPORT UPDATE

 Press Release:  Author: Wines of Western Australia  Subject: WA WINES TO THE WORLD program update  Date: Tuesday 7th March 2023   WA WINES TO THE WORLD is an industry-led export program coordinated by Wines of Western Australia in conjunction with Hydra Consulting,...

WINE ESSENTIALS COURSE

WINE ESSENTIALS COURSE

The wine essentials course provides the necessary information for all wine enthusiasts who are looking to increase their wine knowledge and approach to tasting. The cost of the course includes an ‘Essential Wine Tasting Guide’, vineyard visit in the Swan Valley and...

Wines of the World Wine Course

Wines of the World Wine Course

The Wine Education Centre (WEC) is introducing a new course – ‘Wines of the World’ – in response to requests from graduates of the Wine Essentials course looking to extend their knowledge and understanding of the ‘world of wine’ The course will include discussion and...

2020 Margaret River Wine Show Results

2020 Margaret River Wine Show Results

Xanadu Wines scooped the pool at the 2020 Langton's Margaret River wine show, taking home a total of five trophies, including Wine of the Show and Best Overall Exhibitor. The full list of winners follows: Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Show Xanadu Reserve Cabernet...

AGM Reports

AGM Reports

The Wines of WA 2020 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 27 October at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in South Perth. See links to the Annual Report and specific sections of it below. 2019 - 20 Annual Report  President’s Report...

Grants for Wine Tourism and Cellar Door

Grants for Wine Tourism and Cellar Door

A reminder that applications for the second round of the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant will close at 5.00pm (South Australian time) on Friday 30 October 2020. The objective of the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant is to support wine or cider producers who add...

Geographe Wine Show Results

Geographe Wine Show Results

Labelmakers Geographe & WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2019 The 2020 Labelmakers Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show, both judging, masterclasses and awards gala, would ordinarily take place in a flurry of activity and fun over a single week. This...

Labour Needs for 2021 Vintage

Labour Needs for 2021 Vintage

Strict border controls are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The enforcement and management of these restrictions are the responsibility of WA Police. Due to these additional requirements and the ongoing closure of state and national borders, WA wineries are...

Vision 2050

Vision 2050

The Australian grape and wine sector Vision 2050 lays out the steps the industry needs to take to craft a prosperous and self-reliant sector into the future. In doing so, it provides responses to growing international concerns around climate change, sustainable...

Australia’s 2020 Crush: Crop Down but Quality High

Australia’s 2020 Crush: Crop Down but Quality High

The Australian winegrape crush in 2020 was 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of over 1 billion litres of wine, according to the National Vintage Report 2020 released on July 7 by Wine Australia. The 2020 crush was 12 per cent lower than the 2019 crush, and 13 per...

COVID-19 Response Update

COVID-19 Response Update

Wines of WA will be keeping industry updated on all relevant aspects of the COVID-19 situation via a new web page on this site. As the situation progresses we will consolidate up-to-date information on support packages, export issues, travel restrictions and other...

Small Business unites with State Government to fight COVID-19 threat

Small Business unites with State Government to fight COVID-19 threat

A delegation of Western Australian industry associations has held an urgent but positive meeting with Small Business Minister Paul Papalia over the immediate future for a wide cross section of industries in the face of the COVID-19 threat. Liquor Stores Association of...

Mandatory Pregnancy Labelling to be Reviewed

Mandatory Pregnancy Labelling to be Reviewed

Grape and wine businesses welcome review of pregnancy warning proposal The Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has requested that there will be a further review to the proposed pregnancy warning label designed by Food Standards...

Notice of AGM January 30, 2020

Notice of AGM January 30, 2020

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Wines of WA will be held at 4:00pm Thursday 30 January 2020 at Nikola Estate, 148 Dale Rd, Middle Swan WA Please RSVP here by Monday 27th January 2020 A Notice of Meeting and Agenda and Meeting Package can be accessed here. There are...

Oakover Acquires Houghton Winery and Assets

Oakover Acquires Houghton Winery and Assets

Third generation Swan Valley locals, the Yukich family, have completed the acquisition of Houghton Winery and associated assets from Accolade Wines. The Houghtons property will be re-named Nikola Estate, after patriarch Nikola Yukich who planted vines in the Valley...

Dorham Mann awarded Lifetime Membership to WoWA

Dorham Mann awarded Lifetime Membership to WoWA

Legendary Swan Valley winemaker Dorham Mann has been awarded Life Membership of Wines of Western Australia. The award was presented to Dorham by Food and Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan at an industry event at Parliament House on Tuesday. In presenting the...

Entries Open for Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Entries Open for Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show

September 18 - 20, 2019 The judging team for this year’s Geographe Wine Show has now been finalised and the region is thrilled to welcome back Julian Langworthy as chief judge. Julian is James Halliday's Wine Maker of the Year 2019, a Jimmy Watson Award winner, Ray...