Wine Tasmania’s Inaugural Winemaker Symposium - “Regionality first and foremost”

The inaugural Wine Tasmania Winemaker Symposium has been put together in acknowledgment that there are a growing number of winemakers and wineries in Tasmania. The Symposium will, hopefully, become an annual event and provide insights into the latest tools, techniques and theories relevant to cool climate wine styles. The theme for this year's Symposium is "Regionality First and Foremost".

Speakers and Topics

Dr Anthony Borneman, AWRI - Wild fermentation and regionality
Dr Peter Costello, AWRI - Malolactic fermentation research update
Dr Leigh Francis, AWRI - What does Chardonnay taste like, the key white wine volatile compounds and how can we improve on the Tassie standard?
Sue Bell, Bellwether Wines - Regionality from a small winemaker's point of view
Dr Fiona Kerslake, TIA - Novel sparkling winemaking – clues from the lees
Dr Rocco Longo, TIA - The juice sensing project + The Pinot Provenance Project
Hugh McCullough, TIA/Plumpton College - Phenolic regionality of juice for sparkling wine

Tastings - subject to change

Pinot Provenance: A tasting of the same wines that are in Dr Longo's research presentation, to give context to the analysis and PCA plots.

Producer Trials: Trial wines from the 2018 vintage that you have created and wish to show (email me if you would like to bring a trial)

Tasmanian Regionality: A tasting of finished and bottled wines from two producers single vineyard wines from around Tasmania, along with a panel discussing them.

Details and Agenda

Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Time: 9.30am for 10am start - 3.30pm finish

Venue:  Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, 1a Waldhorn Drive, Rosevears

Program: Please click here to download the full program.  


Cost for this event is

$50 (Wine Tasmania members) 
$110 (non-members)

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