WGCSA Summit

It’s almost that time again. The Wine Grape Council of South Australia (WGCSA) has released the program for its annual SA Winegrape Growers Summit. In its third year, the summit will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Adelaide Oval.

WGCSA Executive Officer, Peter Hackworth said the summit is being held a month earlier this year, following requests for earlier information in the season, to allow growers more time to make informed decisions on how to manage their vineyards in preparation for the 2017 season and beyond.

The host of the ABC’s The Business, Ticky Fullerton, will chair this year’s summit.

Professor Ross Garnaut, leading economist, climate change expert and author of Dog Days: Australia after the Boom will be a keynote speaker. In a session likely to be controversial, he will provide beneficial insights into the economics of climate change and what they mean for wine demand and pricing in the medium term.

Other highlights at this year’s summit will include:

  • The release of 2016 crush details: tonnes and prices;
  • Detailed analysis of the demand outlook by variety with input from a wholesaler, retailer, major winery, grape supplier, etc;
  • Expert analysis on the outlook for water supply, pricing and trading options;
  • Managing vineyards in face of compressed seasons, changing climate, declining yields, changing consumer demand, dealing with red tape, etc; and
  • The announcement of the winner of the 2016 PIRSA Vinnovation Award.

For more information and to take advantage of early bird bookings visit the SA Winegrape Growers Summit website 

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