Women Who Wine is a series of articles that celebrate Riverland women making a difference, often behind the scenes, in our region’s wine industry. We heard “on the grapevine” of a hardworking and dedicated young lady who is doing just that: Nicole Pitman, Viticulture Officer for CCW.
Clearly the pre-Christmas indicative prices, issued by many of the wineries intending to purchase Riverland grapes, have given cause for real concern throughout the community. It seems that after several years of “mild relief” from unsustainable prices the region’s farmgate income for winegrowers is poised for another major setback.
Just seven weeks on from the consultation session with Riverland growers and winemakers the Wine Makers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) has launched its ‘Actions for Industry Profitability 2014-2016’ to position the country’s wine sector for growth in both domestic and export markets.
The Riverland Alternative Wine Group (RAWG) will be holding their annual general meeting this Wednesday 18 December starting at 6pm, followed by their Christmas party at the Reichstein’s property, corner of Darling and Sixth Street, Renmark North.