A major objective of the ASVO is to promote education in viticulture and oenology and help ensure and maintain the highest standards of quality for such educational objectives. One area of interest is the ongoing development of advanced sensory skills. These sensory skills may be used by ASVO members in their current employment or for the purpose of becoming a future wine show judge. Ultimately, by furthering their sensory education they will be able to contribute to the wider wine industry.

ASVO Advanced Viticulture Course Scholarship

The Advanced Viticulture Course (AVC) Scholarship is designed to support practising viticulturists with an interest in innovation who will benefit from attending an intensive course on the latest techniques and technologies in viticulture. Participants will travel in a small group across a number of SA regions to visit sites and meet practitioners who are at the cutting-edge of Australian viticulture.

The course will explore a range of practices and new technologies that are delivering improvements in vineyard efficiency, sustainability and profitability. Participants will hear from experts, taste wines from viticultural trials and discover new developments. Interaction among participants and with the course presenters will enhance learning and help drive innovation in Australian viticulture.

Locations: The course starts and finishes in Adelaide, and visits 4 different regions across SA. It is limited to a maximum of 20 participants to ensure an intensive and interactive learning experience.

Cost: $2,600 per person including GST. Course fee includes all accommodation (including one night’s accommodation in Adelaide before the course), meals, and transport.

To be eligible for the ASVO AVC Scholarship entrants must

  • Have been an ASVO member for a minimum of 12 Months.
  • Be financial ASVO members at the date of the submission.
  • Members may self-nominate or be nominated by a third party.


Key dates

Entries open: 1 March 2022
Entries close: 30 April 2022
Judging close:  
Recipient attends 

Making a submission

Submissions will only be considered if they are submitted either online or by email on the downloaded application form to: asvo@asvo.com.au.

We recommend that you download the application first, before completing it online.

  • Download Entry information here
  • Submit application here

Terms of scholarship

  • The scholarship provides 100% of course fees to attend the AWRI AVC.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend the allocated placement at the AWRI AVC.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to cover the cost of travel and accommodation associated with their attendance in Adelaide.

Entry receipt and the subsequent judging process

  • The scholarship recipient will be selected by panels of independent judges.
  • The scholarship recipient may be asked to provide further PR material including a relevant video, footage or high resolution imagery for use in public relations activities.
  • The scholarship recipient will be announced at the ASVO Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.
  • The annual awards ceremony celebrate excellence across the grape and wine sector honouring outstanding winemakers, viticulturists, researchers and students involved in the development of novel and significant innovation, practice or publication.

Registration for the AVC