Volume 67 | April 8th 2021
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.
In May, two great events are being held back-to-back at ICC Sydney; the first being hosted by Wine Australia and the second by NSW DPI and NSW Wine.
We believe both these events are very beneficial to attend, so with this in mind the NSW Wine Industry Association would like to offer a rebate to cover the costs of some of the associated travel and accommodation, to assist you in attending both events - more details below.
National Wine Sector Bushfire Conference
Tuesday 25 May 10.00am – 5.30pm, ICC Sydney
  • Hosted by Wine Australia, this is a chance to get together to reflect on the 2019–20 bushfires around Australia and discuss how to prepare, respond and recover from future fire events.
  • 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 conference will be held over 6 different sites across Australia (one per state). The NSW conference will be at ICC Sydney.

  • You can see the full program details HERE

  • There is no fee to attend.

Please note that you select your venue from the ticket options on the 'register' tab.
Tickets are limited so if your preferred location is full, contact research@wineaustralia.com
to be added to a cancellation list. 

2021 Shades of Shiraz Masterclass
Wednesday 26 May 9.00am – 4.00pm, ICC Sydney
  • Hosted by NSW Department of Primary Industry in collaboration with NSW Wine Industry Association.

  • Led by Rob Geddes MW, comedian and wine lover Merrick Watts and wine writer Mike Bennie this masterclass will dissect Shiraz as we know it in Australia today.

  • Industry experts will present on its heritage and history, current markets, and opportunities. Hear from viticulturist and researcher's on clonal selection, berry shrivel, canopy management and sensory composition of Shiraz wines. Pick up the tips and tricks from the vineyard to the winery to put into your next Shiraz wine.

  • Plus, three separate tasting panels of 24 Shiraz/Syrah labelled wines including some of Australia's icon Shiraz offerings. Panel session include feedback from winemakers Sarah Crowe (Yarra Yering), Tim Kirk (Clonakilla), Gwyn Olsen (Pepper Tree Wines) Andrew Thomas (Andrew Thomas Wines) and more.
  • Cost is $55 incl GST per person. Morning tea and lunch provided.

Places are limited to 100 maximum, no exceptions, so don't delay in booking.
All event funding raised will be gifted by NSWDPI to NSWWIA for various industry grants,
scholarships, and future events. 

For those that will be staying the night in Sydney after the National Wine Sector Bushfire Conference, the NSW Wine Industry Association would like to invite you to dinner on us, to continue the discussions and then relax and recharge before the next event.

Please register your interest to attend this dinner via the same eventbrite link used to register for National Wine Sector Bushfire Conference. Once you press the green 'Register' button, you will see a separate box at the very bottom of the page entitled "NSW | Sydney dinner". Click HERE.
If dinner wasn't enough of an incentive to stay on for Shades of Shiraz, the NSW Wine Industry Association will be offering financial support to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation if you wish to attend BOTH of these events.

  • Come to both the NWSBC and the Shades of Shiraz event and you will be entitled to a one-off $120.00 (plus GST) rebate.
  • No need to register for this rebate, we will monitor both event sign-ups and contact those who are on both lists.

  • Once it has been confirmed that you did physically attended both events, the rebate will be processed via EFT.
There are just 4 days left for sommeliers and beverage managers to enter the 2021 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards.

Please do let your favourite restaurants, wine bars and hotels know and encourage them to enter - best selling points below.

Supporting our friends in the hospitality industry will lead to more business for them and for you!
Best selling points:
  • Entry is FREE, via a simple online form on our website, which should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete LINK HERE
  • This year, ALL finalists will receive the title of NSW Wine Star, along with a certificate and promotional material to help share the great news.
  • Great PRIZES including indulgent, emersion trip around one of our lovely wine regions (accommodation, meals and expertly guided winery tours), digital systems and design packages from DK digital systems, wine logistics and technology solutions packages from WINEDEPOT, and a bespoke glass consultation and a $2000 premium glass fit out from RIEDEL!

So get talking or sharing our social media posts (@nswwine on Facebook and Instagram) and make sure no one misses out. Entries close on 11 April.