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The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society together with the Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) Advisory Board recently announced the finalists of the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards and the Riverland, again features in the list.

This year’s Riverland Wine and Food Festival (RWFF) attracted a record crowd with 2,500 locals and visitors attending the sell-out event.

Overlooking the Murray River at Berri, the RWFF is a highlight of the Riverland events calendar, bringing the community together to enjoy all the things that make this region great – showcasing the region’s wine, cider, beer and spirits along with delicious food and non-stop entertainment in a unique shady environment.

After six years of commitment as Chair of Australia’s largest winegrower organisation, Sheridan Alm has handed the baton to Brett Proud for a three-year term. At the recent meeting of Riverland Wine the management committee were unanimous in their gratitude to Sheridan for her work as their regional Chief and unanimous in selecting Brett Proud to continue the tradition of strong leadership established by the inaugural Chair, Malcolm Hill in 2001, followed by Mick Himsworth, the late Richard Dolan, Roseanne Healy and Sheridan. The following is Brett’s manifesto for Riverland Wine as he begins the journey.

Steve Pearce, National Sales Manager for NZ Tube Mills in New Zealand, is a regular reader of our newsletter and took particular notice of the most recent edition and the ongoing issues and concerns relating to CCA treated timber.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is taking proactive action for the 2018 summer spraying season to reduce the likelihood of spray drift damage.

Last week the Roundup urged members to read the ACCC Issues Paper published following an analysis of survey responses, recently compiled from winegrowers around the country.

The national Wine Industry IMPACT Conference is being held in Adelaide on Thursday, October 18.

Following an online survey of the nation’s wine grapegrowers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published an Issues Paper summarising the study.

Most winegrowers are well aware of the challenges especially around posts and poly.

Wine companies will be able to learn more on growing their businesses through the Growing Wine Exports and Growing Wine Tourism programs which commence on October 2.

The programs are practical and wine-specific workshops and webinars with a key focus to help new and experienced wine exporters to benefit from Australia’s strong wine export growth and growing visitor economy.

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