Volume 58 | November 12th 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 the COVID-19 situation starts to look more positive and more visitors enter our cellar doors, it is more important than ever that we remain vigilant and continue to follow health and safety guidelines to keep this pandemic under control.
Please make sure all your signage is still visible and you are monitoring numbers and social distancing.
QR Codes became mandatory as of 23 November for all hospitality venues.
This is to ensure contact tracing is seen by venues as the centrepiece of the Government's measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in NSW. This will also give the Government greater confidence in further relaxing restrictions on hospitality businesses. 
Any venue who was physically recording customer details must switch to using QR codes. Failure to do so will result in potential fines and closures. 

To find out more about your QR code options visit the government website HERE
NSW Wine Awards partner, Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), are hosting a free webinar at 11am on Tuesday 24th November to provide information on Rapid Prototyping and increasing your speed to market.

Register HERE to learn all about MCC's valuable services.
ICC Sydney is delighted to announce that it is now able to proceed with hosting exhibitions again, subject to one person per 4 square metres of space and no capacity limit. And they can guarantee they can do this safely, with a comprehensive set of protocols spanning 16 key areas of event management and integrating best practice from ASM Global’s VenueShield – a program of the most advanced hygienic safeguards – which is deployed in ASM Global’s 325 worldwide facilities.
​For stand alone exhibitions, that do not form part of a corporate event (these still have a max 300 person attendance), ICC Sydney now has the opportunity to operate with 1 person to every 4 sqm across of their 35,000 sqm of exhibition space and in line with their EventSafe operating guide .
New things are happening at CCL Australia. CCL have always been passionate about packaging and equally passionate about the wine industry, having been major supporter of NSW Wine for many years now. For them, every label represents a journey; an expression of time, place & passion. And because of this, they have created a new dedicated space for collaboration, testing, prototyping and imaginative thinking – the CCL CONCEPT LAB.
CCL Concept Lab will be conveniently located in Waterloo, Sydney and has been designed as a collaborative space for all things printing and design. To celebrate its launch (which will happen soon) CCL are giving away a chance to win a $1000 CCL Concept Lab Voucher.

Simply register your details via the link below for your chance to win. *T’s & C’s apply.
Competition Ends 15 November 11pm EST.
Winner will be announced 16 November 10am EST.

ENTER HERE and good luck!
Wine Australia will be presenting two upcoming free webinars in November.
Tuesday 17, 3.30pm - Wine Australia Stakeholder Update
Thursday 19, 12pm - Bushfire frontline management

Register for the webinars HERE
If you missed the recent NWGIC Research Update you can now watch a recording online at https://youtu.be/u-agjqhhmXc.

Our President, Mark Bourne, was the MC for this online event and the NWGIC is an alliance between Charles Sturt University, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Wine Industry Association.
The update showcased four research projects to support the industry from the vineyard to the glass.

  • The development of a smartphone app to identify and manage nutrient deficiency in grapevines - Dr Suzy Rogiers, principal research scientist NSW DPI

  • Techniques for determining the levels of grey mould contamination of grapes- Professor Chris Steel, Charles Sturt

  • Measurement of different forms of Cu in wine- Dr Andrew Clark, Charles Sturt

  • Benchmarking regional and sub-regional Shiraz fine wines- Dr John Blackman and Dr Sijing Li, Charles Sturt.