South Regional TAFE Margaret River campus offers a range of short courses including forklift operation, barista, first aid, evaluate wines and AusChem.
Find courses here.
Reaccred AusChem course 8.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesday 14 November. The cost is $95.00 for the course and has limited numbers so please contact [email protected] as soon as possible if wanting to enrol in the course.
If you wish to discuss any skills / training requirements for your business please contact [email protected]
Further information on what skills / training is already available may be found at this here
Wednesday 6 December, 8am to 9am
GS1 Australia is hosting a webinar for the wine industry. Keynote speaker Ned Hewitson, Legal Counsel at Wine Australia, will provide the latest from the grapevine on EU wine labelling.
Learn more and register.
9am AWST 7 December 2023
In the first part of this webinar, Alex Sas will outline Wine Australia’s ongoing and planned initiatives for managing treated timber vineyard posts, focusing on CCA posts’ end-of-life management. Following this, Mark Gishen will delve into the findings of the ‘Building Back Better and More Sustainable Vineyards’ project, which explored safer alternatives to CCA posts in vineyards and offered crucial insights for vineyard operators. This collaborative project, cantered on experiences in the Adelaide Hills, assessed local alternatives to aid vineyards nationwide in making informed choices regarding post-reconstruction and waste handling. The webinar will conclude with a presentation from Uma Preston who will discuss Netafim’s drip line recycling service available to customers in Australia and New Zealand, showcasing a circular economy approach to address plastic accumulation in landscapes. This initiative’s commitment to product stewardship is fuelling the demand for more advanced drip line recycling practices in Australia.
Thursday 1 February 2024
Traditionally hosted in Coonawarra the 2024 symposium is presented in association with WoWA and sees the joining of forces of Australia’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producing regions, Coonawarra and Margaret River.
Learn more and book tickets.
Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 April 2024
Attend the IWINETC 2024 to discover the inspiration, business connections and content you need to create world-class wine and culinary tourism experiences for your customers.
Find WA Wines to the World upcoming information sessions and past presentation’s and recordings here.
A healthy soil is vital to ensure both high yields and future high yields, as well as environmental protection – there are no negative consequences on the ecosystem from having a healthy soil! But what IS a healthy soil?
Soil health can be defined as a soil’s ability to function and sustain plants, animals and humans as part of the ecosystem. This definition speaks to the importance of managing soils so they are sustainable for future generations. To do this, we need to remember that soil contains living organisms that, when provided the basic necessities of life – food, shelter, and water, – perform functions required to produce food and fibre.
This workshop aims to give participants an introduction to management practices and tools that work to repair and regenerate our soil ecosystems and build resilience from the ground up.
Session 1: Management practices to improve soil health & microbial diversity
Richard Leask, South Australian Viticulturalist & 2019 Nuffield Scholar
View live recording here.
Download PDF of presentation here.
Session 2: The soil health tool kit
Emeritus Professor Lynn Abbott
Download presentation here.
Find out more about the program and speakers here.
This event has been made possible through a collaboration between Lower Blackwood Catchment Land Conservation District Committee and the Margaret River Wine Association and is supported by Leaskagri, Wine Australia, Soil Dynamics and Grow Safe.
The adoption of organic and sustainable viticultural and winemaking practices is increasing around the world in response to climate change and economic, health and other social concerns of land managers and wine consumers. Organic and sustainable production systems have many similarities, with both aiming to protect and enhance the natural environment and ecological diversity. The two systems have different approaches to achieving those aims. In this webinar, Liz Pitcher will address some of the more common questions about these two production systems.
View webinar here.
Interactive Insights – book now for specialised training
Wine Australia has recently launched its new Interactive Insights portal and we’re offering tailored training on how to access targeted information for your state or region.
If you’re yet to do so, we’d encourage you to register for training here.
The conference will hear from grape and wine producers and leading researchers who will present the latest findings on bushfire preparedness, smoke effects and recovery from fire to ensure that grapegrowers, winemakers and businesses are better prepared, better informed and better equipped to handle the decisions that need to be made before, during and after bushfires.
The Chardonnay clone Gingin was imported into Western Australia in 1957 and has become one of Australia’s oldest recognised Chardonnay clones. While its phenotypic similarity to other Chardonnay clones has been noted, its exact origins remained a mystery. The AWRI has established a robust methodology for Chardonnay clonal identification that harnesses the detailed information provided by whole-genome DNA sequencing. This genomic technology was applied to unravel the history of this important grapevine clone by sequencing samples of Gingin and other clones suspected to be related to Gingin, including Mendoza and OF Chard. The findings shed light on the origins of these Chardonnay clones, while demonstrating the utility of the clonal genetic identification technology.
Employers of vintage and pruning workers are invited to join Rural Enterprises, the Harvest Trail Services (HTS) Provider for the South West, to an online Information Session on:
- Who are Rural Enterprises?
- What is the Harvest Trail Service (HTS)?
- There is no cost to use the HTS services.
- Overview of the services they provide:
– Planning your workforce and recruitment needs
– Sourcing suitable workers to meet your vineyard labour needs
– Advertising your job vacancies on the Harvest Trail Jobs Board
– Connecting you with eligible workers
- Reliable information about fair, safe, and legal work arrangements and responsibilities of the employer
- Latest Seasonal Worker Trends
- What Seasonal Workers are looking for
- Learnings from Vintage 2021
- How to secure your workforce for the upcoming pruning season
Find Zoom recording here, the link also includes the PowerPoint Presentation and the Harvest Trail Services brochure.
Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code Online Training
This course includes a series of short videos, interspersed with questions, designed to educate and consolidate an alcohol marketer’s understanding of the ABAC system and the high standards for marketing and packaging alcohol in Australia.
Allow about 1 1/4 hours to complete the course.
Complete training here.
Eligible wine businesses can create a listing on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) at no cost to increase their online exposure. To take advantage of this opportunity, wineries can view the online training videos and see the new wine-related features, developed with funding from the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.
Tourism Australia, Ultimate Winery Experiences and Wine Australia jointly present domestic marketing insights for wine and tourism businesses. Tourism Australia’s Robin Mack will discuss the renewed focus, strategy and support in the domestic market. Robin will also be sharing valuable consumer insights from their Consumer Demand Project and detail the tourism distribution ‘journey’.
Sustainable Winegrowing Australia is Australia’s national program for grapegrowers and winemakers to demonstrate and continuously improve their sustainability in the vineyard and winery through the environmental, social and economic aspects of their businesses. This webinar will provide an overview of the program including membership requirements, certification and use of the new Sustainable Winegrowing Australia trust mark.
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Join Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark who will introduce the newly released Wine Australia Strategic Plan 2020–25. This Plan provides a pathway to support profitable, resilient and sustainable winegrape and wine businesses and addresses key issues including growing value, export, wine tourism, innovation, climate change, sustainability and biosecurity. In addition, Andreas will introduce the Annual Operational Plan outlining Wine Australia’s plans for the next 12 months. Also hear from Stu Barclay – Wine Australia’s GM Marketing, Dr Liz Waters – Wine Australia’s GM Research, Development and Adoption and Rachel Triggs – Wine Australia’s General Counsel and GM – Market Access in this webinar which is not to be missed!
9 July 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
Australia’s climate is variable, and it is changing. Grapegrowers and winemakers in Australia are already adjusting practices in their vineyards and wineries to keep pace. However, to date, many of these changes have been reactive; driven by the changes that are experienced season-to-season.
The new, world-leading resource Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas will help improve our climate adaptation response, as it provides a range of detailed insights about how the climate is projected to change within each of Australia’s wine regions until 2100.
Presented by Dr Rebecca Harris and Dr Tom Remenyi of the Climate Futures team at the University of Tasmania, this webinar will explore The Climate Atlas and what it shows for Australian wine regions in the Regional Program clusters.
The Climate Atlas combines a series of climate change models to clearly show projected trends in temperature, rainfall, aridity and in their distribution patterns in regions of Australia where grapes are grown.
It will help to explore the regionally specific climate challenges that we will need to manage and includes an indication of which regions around the country are similar now to through to the predicted conditions in 2100, allowing growers and wineries to look to their peers and viticultural experts around the country on how to adapt for the future.
Click here to watch a special report on Landline about The Climate Atlas or here to download the Climate Atlas.
Watch webinar recording here