Volume 41 | February 20th 2020
The New South Wales Wine Industry Association represents the interests of all NSW wine producers and grape growers. Our aim is for the NSW Wine Industry Association to advocate for the NSW Wine Industry and provide information and a sense of belonging to our members.
As previously announced (see press release HERE ), the NSW Government has made available a rebate to NSW wine grape growers and winemakers for the cost of testing for smoke in the period between Dec 2019 and March 2020.
The NSW Wine Industry Association will administer the repayment of these monies for all legitimate claims. This will be made after all rebate claims are submitted with a deadline for submission of Friday March 20th 2020.
All the information and submission forms are now available on our website -

If you have any enquiries please contact us via smoke@nswwine.com.au
The International Convention Centre Sydney is now serving 100% NSW produced wine. To mark this amazing commitment to local producers, they have created a four-part documentary series entitled ‘100% Local’. The series celebrates the history, stories and extraordinary calibre of wine produced by the state, as well as examining how climate change is challenging and changing life for these producers.
You can watch the first episode of the series, ‘Our Commitment’, here: http://bit.ly/100LocalW .

You will find @ICCSydney social media posts live now to repost, retweet or share here:

Hashtags @ICCSydney #iccsydney #LoveNSW
G et out your diaries and start planning for these important dates:

Entries open: June 2020

Judging: 28 September - 1 October 2020

2020 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards Presentation: 23 October 2020
Smoke Taint Testing is available now at Vintessential Laboratories and is eligible for the $1200 NSW Government Rebate.

Smoke Taint Sampling Instructions are available to download HERE
It can be performed on grapes, juice or wine. If sending grape samples, please freeze them first and add an ice-pack to the parcel.

For more information, please download our Fact Sheet , click HERE or contact:
For local NSW advice call Peter Orr on 0428 259 888
For technical enquiries call Greg Howell on 0409 87 2242
For l ogistica l enquiries call Wally Ceccato on 0439 864 240