David Travers and Jeff Grosset from the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association last night won the Premier’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge in Adelaide.
Marnie Roberts promised her grandmother, Alice, that she would make her a wine to celebrate her 100th birthday, and with that pledge the Matriarch and Rogue wine company was born.
The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association has this week appointed two new independent board members, adding a deliberate focus on growing wine tourism and strengthening the region’s underlying commercial engagements. CVWGA chairman Stuart McNab says the appointments of tourism executive Tori Somerville and commercial lawyer Bianca Jennings follow a deliberate search for specific skills to complement the six elected winemakers and grapegrower board members
The new Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association has wasted no time releasing its first draft strategic plan, following a series of member surveys and public consultation meetings in November. The Association’s Independent Chairman, Stuart McNab says the strategic plan focuses heavily on better telling the region’s ‘red wine story’ while setting ambitious targets to improve water security and pricing, attract more wine tourists, particularly ‘high value travellers’, and work with education providers to build better local skills and pathways from school to the wine and grape industry.
Kevin Mitchell and wife Kathleen Bourne of Woodvale Vintners were ecstatic to win not only the Jim Barry Perpetual Trophy for Best Wine in Show last Friday at the Langton’s Clare Valley Wine Show, but to also walk away with the Best Exhibition Section Dry Riesling 2016 Vintage and Older and the Best Riesling of Show. These awards come off the back of being named in James Halliday’s Top Ten New Wineries in the 2018 Wine Companion, proving the new label is not a one hit wonder.