Vale Colin Campbell OAM

We mourn the loss of industry stalwart  of Campbells Wines. Colin joined the ASVO in 1981, he was member number 49. Colin was also a founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine & the Rotary Club of Rutherglen, he was awarded life membership of the Australian Wine Industry by Winemakers Federation of Australia (now… Continue reading »

Vintage conversations

This regular event held at the Waite campus and sponsored by the ASVO provides a forum for the University alumni to share their wealth of professional and life experience with students, to help them in making the transition from university to their career. Every year we host alumni at the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory… Continue reading »

AWITC – Register at members rates

Early bird pricing has closed but you can still register for the 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference at special ASVO member prices. The conference held in Adelaide 21-24 July 2019 will be complemented by WineTech – Australia’s own wine industry trade exhibition – and will incorporate the Australian Grape & Wine Outlook Conference and… Continue reading »

Nominate for the 2019 ASVO Awards for Excellence

Do you know someone doing outstanding things in the wine industry? Take a moment to acknowledge someone who has excelled in their field, so they may be honoured by the ASVO. All you need to do is send us their name and email, we will do the rest. Now in its 8th year, the ASVO… Continue reading »

2019 Harvest update

Harvesting is in full swing in almost every vineyard across Australia with many frantically coping with an inundation of fruit. Some regions like New England have already finished. Warm temperatures and the dry end to the grape growing season has condensed vintage in many areas but provides perfect conditions for vines and assists with the… Continue reading »

Nominations open for the 2019 ASVO Scholarship to attend AWAC

Applications for the 2019 ASVO AWAC Scholarship are open. The 2019 ASVO Scholarship to attend the Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) administered by the Australian Wine Research institute (AWRI) is now open. The ASVO Scholarship is a nationally competitive scholarship which offers high-achieving individuals an opportunity to undertake professional development in wine assessment. The ASVO… Continue reading »

Australia’s grape and wine producers unite

Australian Grape & Wine Incorporated (Australian Grape & Wine) was officially launched today, delivering on the industry’s call for a single united peak industry organisation, representing Australia’s winegrape and wine producers. On 13 November 2018, members of both the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia and Australian Vignerons unanimously voted for the two organisations to amalgamate, resulting… Continue reading »

2018 awards winners announced

ASVO President Dr Anthony Robinson last night announced the Awards for Excellence winners for 2018 at a sold-out dinner at the National Wine Centre. Di Davidson AM, master of ceremonies for the evening, kept things flowing calling on Brian Walsh, Wine Australia chair, to open the night and last year’s winners Liz Riley (2017 Viticulturist… Continue reading »

2018 Awards for Excellence dinner. Tickets on sale now!

Be quick this event has sold out the last two years running. Tickets are now available to attend the annual ASVO Awards for Excellence Dinner on Tuesday 13th November, to celebrate the achievements of some of the most dedicated and professional individuals in the Australian wine community! The ASVO Awards for Excellence was established in… Continue reading »

Record numbers attend fermentation seminar

Record numbers attended the latest ASVO seminar entitled, “Fermentation Converting research to reality” held concurrently in six venues across Australia. Wine industry professionals came together to hear and discuss much needed information from A distinguished array of speakers including France, Spain and the USA on the trends, concerns and practical challenges encountered during fermentation as… Continue reading »