Old world, new world, our world - we're ready for the Great Wine Capitals AGM

10 August, 2018

Seventh generation vignerons mixing with new millennial start-ups and 150-year old vines vying with new alternative varieties - South Australia's wine makers are as diverse as the products they create, and this diversity is set to get even more interesting when for the first time, Adelaide/South Australia hosts the Great Wine Capital Annual General Meeting.

Themed 'Old world, new world, our world' to acknowledge how new innovation rubs shoulders with old ways and collectables share the same table with biodynamic, next generation funk, the meeting presents the opportunity to learn, collaborate and share information in the wine sector.

The program will include visits to highly acclaimed wine regions including the Riverland, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek, Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, and finishing with a Gala Dinner and presentation of the local and international Best of Wine Tourism Awards at the Botanic Gardens.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the excitement for the Great Wine Capitals AGM was building.

"We are extremely proud to be hosting the Great Wine Capitals Annual General Meeting in South Australia in November this year and sharing our local expertise with our fellow network members," he said.

"The Great Wine Capitals Global Network was established in 1999 in Bordeaux with the purpose of bringing together some of the great wine producing regions of the world.

"The network members don't see one another as competitors but rather collaborators - working together to learn from each other and strengthen their respective local wine industry's capabilities.

"Our membership to the Great Wine Capitals Global Network helps South Australia raise the bar by benchmarking with the world's best wine regions and opens the door to global collaboration and learnings."

The Great Wine Capitals Annual General Meeting is being held from 3 to 9 November 2018.

The AGM presents an unprecedented opportunity for local South Australian wine industry to experience other South Australian regions, and network with international colleagues from other Great Wine Capitals. A full five-day program is just $1500 for business delegates – register now at www.adelaidegreatwinecapital.com/agm