Interesting article by a guest writer for the WCA.

South Australian Wine, What Do Our International Friends Think About It?

2020-01-16T16:05:01+10:3016 January 2020|Blog, News|

Whether you are reaching for a glass of a classy cool climate Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills, an old vine Grenache from McLaren Vale, or a refreshing Riesling from the Eden Valley; we as South Aussies are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a premium wine. We really have it all in little old Adelaide, but do our international friends and colleagues feel the same way about South

Great Wine Capitals – All You Need to Know

2020-01-16T16:00:43+10:3016 December 2019|Blog, News|

So what is Great Wine Capitals? The Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce founded Great Wine Capitals (“GWC”) in 1999. Today GWC is a global wine network that encourages travel, education and business exchanges between each of the member cities. In 2016, Adelaide became a member of the GWC Global Network alongside: Mainz-Rheinhessen, Germany Verona, Italy Bordeaux, France Mendoza, Argentina Lausanne, Switzerland Valparaiso Casa Blanca Valley, Chile Porto, Portugal Bilbao Rjoja, Spain

Bordeaux – a Great Wine Capital

2019-12-16T14:18:39+10:3016 December 2019|Blog, News|

Bordeaux – a Great Wine Capital “I’m going where?!” I thought. I was already excited about being the 2019 Wine Media Cadet, and then they told me I was going to Bordeaux. While I was excited, I was also in shock. I was expecting to get a call later explaining that they had made a mistake or that they had changed their mind. It wasn’t until my flights and accommodation

Behind the Scenes at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

2019-12-16T14:07:03+10:3012 December 2019|Blog, News|

I have spent a lot of time over the years investigating the many different aspects of the wine industry, but up until now, I really had no idea of the level of effort and rigour that goes into judging at a wine show. After stewarding for a couple of days at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show (RAWS), I gained a little insight and a lot of appreciation for the hard

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