Join the WCA SA Chapter in the week of Thanksgiving to discuss the opportunities in the land of stars and stripes.
Hear from those getting out there, visiting the market and launching wine and taking on the challenge.
Ashley Ratcliff, Owner – Ricca Terra
Ashley has started exporting to the USA in more recent years for his Riverland based vineyards focused on alternative varieties and their adaptability for current growing conditions. Future Leader alumni and innovative thinking. Ricca Terra, Terra do Rio and new developments are showing smaller growers how its’ done.
Kathy Drogemuller, Owner – Paracoombe Wines
Kathy was in the USA before the Global Financial Crisis and is rebuilding in the current opportunity phase with her brand and personality.
Sam Holmes, Negociants General Manager Sales The Americas
Sam has been travelling to and managing sales for the region for nearly 7 years following CEO role with Barossa Grape & Wine Association. He will provide a larger company insight with cross state distributors and long term brands.
Simon West, Managing Director – Full Glass
Simon has been leading the charge for independent wineries into North America for the past 14 years as export consultant with a short spell as General Manager – Wine category for online retailer; Grayswines. Breaking into market with some of the secondary or tertiary tier states, Simon has achieved success in challenging times.
Our panel format intends to inform and enlighten with discussion encouraged.
If you have burning questions about certain states or COLA approvals or distributor systems or consumers in general, don’t miss it.
It’ll also be a great end of year catch up with other winefolk before the silly season is upon us.
TICKETS: $30 WCA members | $40 friends. Wine and nibbles provided.