China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit 2020 Announced

2019-12-02T11:11:54+10:302 December 2019|Media release, News|

Mainland China continues to be an important market for the Australian Wine Sector.  Off the back of the success of the 2019 Summit, Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) will be hosting the 2020 China-Australia Wine Marketing Summit where you will hear from leading China experts, 6 May 2020. Leading into 2020 and beyond how are you, your team and organisation going to take advantage of this exciting market. This Summit

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

WCA celebrates the tenth Wine Communicator Awards

2019-11-14T09:02:10+10:3014 November 2019|Media release, News|

Last night saw Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) announce the winners of the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards eleven categories, including the Wine Communicator of the Year at Handpicked Cellar Door, in Chippendale, New South Wales. The annual Wine Communicator Awards recognises outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. Now in its tenth year, the Wine Communicator Awards continues to expand with a best wine student

Samantha Payne confirmed as MC for the Wine Communicator Awards

2019-11-04T12:29:09+10:304 November 2019|Media release, News|

Highly regarded sommelier and wine communicator, Samantha Payne will be the Master of Ceremonies at Wine Communicators night of nights, the Wine Communicator Awards being held at Handpicked Cellar Door, Sydney on Wednesday 13 November. Samantha was once the Head Sommelier for restaurants such as Manly Pavilion, 4Fourteen and China Land and is now consulting on numerous wine lists in Sydney, such as The Governors Table, Bar at the End

Steve Flamsteed Wins VIC WCA Legend of the Vine 2019

2019-11-04T09:43:40+10:3018 October 2019|Media release, News|

Steve Flamsteed was today announced Legend of the Vine amongst industry peers at the annual Royal Melbourne Jimmy Watson Trophy Winners Lunch.  As a winemaker, chef and cheesemaker, our 2019 Victorian Legend of the Vine; Steve Flamsteed has lived a life many could only dream of. As a young man Steve didn’t follow the traditional path that many of his peers had taken before him.  With a passion for cooking