MRWA Member Training & Development

South Regional TAFE Courses

SR TAFE MargRiver Short Courses Flyer – Updated 11 December
SR TAFE Flyer DL Open Day
SR TAFE Margaret River Course List Semester One 2019
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.


Kick the Dirt Viti – 23 January

Kick the Dirt Viti meetings are casual and practical in nature and provide an opportunity for viticulturists and grape growers to discuss technical issues, exchange information and view innovative practices in a professional and social context. Steve Martin (Stella Bella Wines) has kindly offered to host the next meeting.Date: Wed 23rd January 2019
Venue: Vineyard office (191 Gnarawary Road, Margaret River)
Time: 9-11am.
Topic: Unusual symptoms seen on vines this season, including an update on trunk diseases (Andrew Taylor from DPIRD).
Participants are encouraged to raise any other issues of interest or concern.
Morning tea/coffee will be provided.  Register here


Alternative Wine Variety Tasting – 22 Jan

Join Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Research Officer Richard Fennessy in sampling a range of alternative wine varieties grown at a trial site within the Geographe wine region.

Gain insights into the characteristics of Fiano, Vermentino, Saperavi, Lagrein, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Graciano and ten other interesting varieties. Learn about their performance and potential suitability to your region.

Tuesday 22 January 2019 2.30pm – 4.30pm RSVP by 17 January

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Alternative Variety Field Walk – 30 Jan

Explore the potential of 22 alternative wine grape varieties
Approximately 80% of WA’s wine grape production comprises five varietals. Reliance on a small collection of varietals presents certain challenges, especially in terms of adapting to a changing climate and market trends.
Varietal selection is one tool available to address these challenges.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development with collaborating partners invite you to inspect the performance of 22 varieties and discuss their suitability to WA growing conditions.
Date: Wednesday 30 January  Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Address: WA College of Agriculture – Harvey, Mornington Rd, Wokalup WA 6221 Read more….


Evaluation of Winemaking Treatments in Australian Cabernet Sauvignon – 31 Jan

AWRI workshop on how current winemaking practices can influence final wine style. Fifteen different wines have been made from the same batch of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes using a range of different harvest dates and winemaking techniques.

Cost: $50.00 inclusive of GST, Date: Thursday 31 January 2019, Location: SR TAFE Read more & register…


17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference – Adelaide 21-24 July 2019

The 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) will be descending on Adelaide, 21 – 24 July 2019. The AWITC is the premier technical event for the Australian wine industry and includes plenary and Outlook sessions, the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner, workshops, student forums and the WineTech trade exhibition. Designed by industry for industry.  Read more…


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