MRWA Member Training & Development


South Regional TAFE Courses – to September

South Regional TAFE Margaret River Short Courses Flyer – updated 25 May

South Regional TAFE Semester 2 2018 Brochure – for courses offered at Margaret River Campus
South Regional TAFE provides high-quality vocational training, apprenticeships, traineeships and short courses that can lead to an exciting career. You can study full-time, part-time or online. Their training delivery is flexible to suit your needs.

Wine grape clonal forum – 13 June

8:50am – 3:00pm | W10, Margaret River Education Campus
This is a free event and will be of interest to vignerons, viticulturists and winemakers.
The availability and key attributes of clones of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Tempranillo will be presented during the morning session and after lunch a tasting of selected clones will be conducted.
Some of the industry identities that will be featuring on the guest panels include Steve Partridge, David Botting, Ryan Aggiss, Lee Haselgrove, Mark Messenger and Rob Mann.
RSVP’s and special dietary requirments by 7 June.
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AWRI Sparkling Wine Symposium – 26 June Melbourne

The AWRI will present a Sparkling Wine Symposium at the William Angliss Institute, Melbourne on 26 June 2018. The full day symposium will cover the latest research and technology relevant to sparkling wine growers and producers as well as marketing information.  Read more….



Wine Intelligence Global Consumer Trends 2018 Report – 9 July

By invitation from MRWA, global wine insights business, Wine Intelligence is coming west to Margaret River on Monday 9th July.
Australia and NZ Country Manager, Rodney Sammut will present the highly respected Wine Intelligence Global Consumer Trends 2018 Report and other insights from the global wine industry, in addition to another topic which will be determined via a survey to attendees.
More details on venue and how to sign-up coming soon. 9.15am registration, 9.30am start, 12.30pm finish.


Kick the Dirt Viti Forum – 13 July

Chris Penfold from The University of Adelaide will join us to share his knowledge on soil management, vineyard floor management, cover crops species, etc. He has presented at many field days, seminars and conferences but rarely in WA. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Chris and to ask him questions.
Friday 13th July (9-11am). Vasse Felix are hosting the event – the vineyard venue has yet to be confirmed.
Register now



ASVO Mid-Year Seminar – 25 & 26 July

The mid-year ASVO seminar is held in Mildura every year. This year the seminar program presents the hot topic, ‘Front-line pest and disease management for healthy vineyards’, offering expert presentations and real case studies from producers to maximise the impact of control efforts and managing vineyard pests and diseases. The dates are 25 to 26th July.
The seminar proceedings will be live-streamed to smaller, more intimate gatherings in three regions, including Margaret River. The event will be held at the Margaret River Education Campus, 272 Bussell Highway, Margaret River.
Early Bird Registration
The deadline for early bird registration is 31st May 2018.  Read more…


Wine Industry Impact Conference – Adelaide 18 Oct

Focusing on the opportunities for Australian wine producers to build capability and competitiveness in the direct to consumer space.
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Wine Communicators AustraliaWebinar – Wine Export Grants

Are you eligible for a Wine Export Grant?
Do you need help with your application?
The Wine Australia webinar held on 18 May is available to  view here




Tourism Association

Tourism Australia – Tourism Export Toolkit

This toolkit has been produced by the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in partnership with Tourism Australia, and as a result of collaborative participation from all State and Territory Tourism Offices.  It contains valuable advice on how to:

  • Understand the travel distribution system and its rate structure;
  • Research international markets to establish who will use your products;
  • Recognise the different travel styles of inbound travellers;
  • Develop a marketing plan to target international visitors through a range of mediums and distribution channels; and
  • Seek advice from your local, regional and state tourism office.

Download here Tourism Export Toolkit