Interesting article by a guest writer for the WCA.

USA Market – Is it the new hope for Aussie wine?

2019-12-02T09:31:09+10:3028 November 2019|Blog, News|

The following account of the Q&A Panel Series event held in Adelaide on Tuesday 26 November 2019 was written by Shirley Fraser, WCA SA Chapter Chair and Board member. USA - Is it the new hope for Aussie wine?   Last night Wine Communicators of Australia held its SA chapter panel series event in Adelaide. Thanks to the generosity of spirit, the panellists shared their highs and lows of the USA

The Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards – Yalumba Family Winemakers

2019-11-28T12:33:24+10:3027 November 2019|Blog, News|

Have you ever been to Yalumba Family Winemakers before? Up until recently, I hadn’t. I knew about it, I had enjoyed a few of their wines, but I had never visited. So when I finally got myself to the Barossa to meet with Yalumba’s Wine Rooms & Events Manager, Sally Johnson, I was absolutely blown away by the historical charm, character and beauty of the property. I honestly thought “how have

The Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards – Maxwell Wines

2019-11-28T12:34:06+10:3027 November 2019|Blog, News|

A Restaurant with Style – Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines is situated in the rolling hills of McLaren Vale, nestled between the sea in the west, and the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the East. Maxwell’s restaurant has a broad range of dishes on offer, with the highlights being two quite different, but equally exciting dining experiences. The first is the option to enjoy a casual meal on the

The Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards – Lanzerac Country Estate

2019-11-28T12:34:41+10:3027 November 2019|Blog, News|

Lanzerac Country Estate sits just outside of Tanunda, featuring a picturesque backdrop of the Barossa Ranges and is surrounded by vines. The Estate holds a very special place in owner’s Justin and Casey Carter’s hearts. When they were married in the Barossa in 2006, they spent the weekend with their family and wedding party at Lanzerac, and in a nice piece of serendipity, they ended up buying the place from

The Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards – Kimbolton Wines

2019-11-28T12:35:14+10:3027 November 2019|Blog, News|

Ever been to Langhorne Creek? I bet some of you have never heard of it, let alone know that is one of South Australia’s premium wine producing regions. As the weather warms up and we head into summer, there has never been a better time to go and check it out, and here’s why. Kimbolton Wines recently won Best Architecture and Landscape in South Australia at the Best of Wine

The Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards – Gemtree

2019-11-28T12:35:49+10:3025 November 2019|Blog, News|

Winners two years in a row, second time just as sweet as the first. Gemtree are the winners of this year’s Best of Wine Tourism Award for Best Sustainable Tourism Practices. It is in fact the second year in a row that Gemtree have won this award, proving they are not a “one hit wonder.” Gemtree’s owners, Mike and Melissa Brown agree that the award is a great piece of

“Wine Walkabouts” – Cool Climate by the Creekside

2019-06-26T14:05:53+10:3026 June 2019|Blog|

I always love how people think that ‘Adelaide is boring’. It is true though; if you are new in town and not very open to new experiences, Adelaide could probably be pretty boring. However, the hidden gems shine with an intense brightness and when daring to go off of the beaten tracks – that is where Adelaide and SA get super exciting. And so, while I love to get all

Tasting Australia – The Chemistry of Wine

2019-05-09T23:12:15+10:309 May 2019|Blog|

I love a good aged Riesling with just a touch of TDN*, and I can get pretty happy from a bit of pyrazine in a nice Cabernet Sauvignon**. Not sure what I am talking about? You must have missed out on the Tasting Australia Event ‘The Chemistry of Wine’. I had the pleasure of listening to two absolute guns in the wine industry discussing the vast array of aromas and

The Modernisation Movement: Taking Wine Marketing to The Next Level

2019-12-04T14:42:17+10:301 May 2019|Blog|

There’s certainly no denying the recent shift in wine marketing innovation taking place all over Australia. In this day and age, it is simply not enough to provide a nice oaky red. Cellar door guests are looking for more than a standard day of wine tasting and wineries have begun to advance their marketing tools in order to appeal to this new market. Both new and old wine brands have

Barossa Wine Auction Top Picks

2019-02-25T11:59:17+10:3025 February 2019|Blog|

“Here is a list of amazing wines – do not worry about the price – pick whatever you like.” Pretty much the start of a great personal dream here, ladies and gentlemen. So – if I would not have to worry about the cost of the items, what would I bid on at the Barossa Wine Auction 2019? This question makes me think of how we choose our wines and