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Dr Anthony Robinson – Top of the class

From L-R: Associate Judge Ben Thoman (Orlando Wines),  Tony Robinson (Treasury Wine Estates)  and Chairman of Judges Matt Harrop (Shadowfax Wines). Image by John Kruger. Copyright Barossa Grape & Wine Association. ASVO Director, Tony Robinson (Treasury Wine Estates) and Ben Thoman (Orlando Wines) were announced Dux of the 2016 Barossa Wine Assessment Training at a… Continue reading »

2016 Awards Dinner 17th November

The ASVO Awards for Excellence Dinner will be held on Thursday 17th of November at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, Adelaide. The ASVO Awards for Excellence is one of the most respected and valued awards amongst wine industry professionals. These Awards have been specifically developed to recognise excellence and innovation in the Australian wine industry. The… Continue reading »

New Wine Show Best Practice Recommendations

ASVO announces new Wine Show Best Practice Recommendations The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) has this month released a comprehensive update and extension of its Wine Show Best Practice Recommendations (BPRs) following an extensive, industry-wide review process. The first update to the BPRs since 2004 represents a substantial extension, encompassing more than 200… Continue reading »

ASVO Mildura seminar -“worth the travel”

The recent Mildura seminar was a great success with comments like “what a cracking seminar” ” A great mix of info and things we can implement” and “A great event & fantastic dinner.” Attendees enjoyed networking with other delegates, presenters, and exhibitors, and had an interesting, challenging and educational few days. PDF versions of the… Continue reading »

Save the date

We are happy to announce the upcoming ASVO Mildura seminar Vineyard Longevity maintaining the asset .The seminar addresses the need of increasing productivity while protecting and enhancing the longevity of our vineyards. The Seminar will be held in Mildura on the 22-23 of July in the Mildura art Centre. This year’s keynote speaker will be… Continue reading »

Announcing our Awards for excellence winners

The ASVO Viticulturist of the year, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, was awarded to Ben Blows of the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Ben has developed and trialled a practical and cost effective solution to targeting Eutypa fungicides with his own design of spray unit. The award judges said that Ben’s concept demonstrated his ongoing commitment to… Continue reading »

John Owen could be this years ASVO Viticulturist of the Year

When it comes to tractors and grape harvesters John Owen has a wealth of expertise and experience. John is the National Vineyards Maintenance Coordinator for Treasury Wine Estates and looks after a fleet of around one hundred and seventy tractors, thirty grape harvesters, and other plant to manage eight thousand hectares of vineyards in Australia…. Continue reading »

Funding grants for women in the agriculture sector

In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. From July 1 2015 the initiative will provide women in the agriculture sector with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the agriculture sector at two levels…. Continue reading »

Marty Smith is in the running to be the 2015 ASVO Viticulturist of the Year

Marty established Absolute Viticulture in 2013 in Tasmania. His idea was to combine scientific knowledge with practical management to improve the profitability and quality of Tasmanian vineyards, bringing an innovative consultancy approach to Tasmania. Marty saw the growing interest in Tasmanian Wine and the need for someone who could support and guide growers through the… Continue reading »