The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) announced that Tim Pelquest-Hunt, White and Rosé Winemaker at Pernod Ricard Winemakers in the Barossa Valley, was the dux of the 41 Advanced Wine Assessment Course.
More than 50 South Australian wineries will share in $1.225 million in funding, to help them upgrade and diversify their cellar doors to provide visitors with a world class experience.
The grape and wine sector has welcomed the launch of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston.
The Government has popped the cork on a $50 million, three year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to a record $3.5 billion and promote wine tourism in regional communities.
WA wine producers could boost international exports by working together as an industry to target key markets and gain critical market presence using regional brands.
A prosperous future driven by exports beckons for Australia’s wine industry following the passage of legislation reforming the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate.
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) is deeply disappointed with allegations that Australian winemakers are deliberately rorting the Australian Taxation system.