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.

We are looking for alumni to host Vintage Conversations in 2019.

Do you have an interesting story or tips for students? If so, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in being part of the Vintage Conversations program please contact Jill Bauer.

Coming up

June 2019

Date: June 11th
Where: Waite campus
Guest Speaker: Alexia Roberts
Alexia is an award-winning winemaker based in McLaren Vale. Alexia has been the Group Winemaker for Penny’s Hill since 2013.


Past events

In 2016 we launched our tasting and discussion series, Vintage Conversations. Every year we host alumni at the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory who talk to students on a number of themes including; resume for vintage positions, career path from cellar hand to winemaker, launching and establishing a brand, working with media and mentors.

Vintage Conversations had a fantastic line-up of hosts:

  • Brooke Howell, Viticulturist, Yalumba and Daniela Gaggl, Yalumba Nursery
  • Anna Hooper (Cape Jaffa)
  • Ben Lacey (Lacey Vineyards) and Andre Bondar (Bondar Wines)
  • Corrina Wright (Oliver’s Taranga)
  • Damien Tscharke (Tscharke Wines)
  • Paul Carpenter (Hardys Wines, Tintara Winery)
  • Taras Ochota (Ochota Barrels)
  • Tom Keelan (The Pawn Wine Co.)

May 2019

Date: May 14th
Where: Waite campus
Guest Speakers: Brooke Howell, Viticulturist/Technical Manager and Daniela Gaggl, Yalumba Nursery


October 2018

Corrina Wright shared her own personal pathway to success and the struggles of being female in a male dominated industry.