Wine News

Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st November, 330pm at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe.  Members and non-members of the Queensland Wine Industry Association are welcome to attend.  2018 QWIA-AGM-agenda Proxy-Form 2018 QWIA Nomination Form 2018

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35th Annual Qld Wine Awards Results

35th Annual Qld Wine Awards Results

35th Annual Queensland Wine Awards The Queensland Wine Industry Association is pleased to have presented another successful Queensland wine awards event on the 4th, 5th, and 6th September at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. We thank our category sponsors – Hally Labels and the Queensland Hotels Association, we appreciate your support of our industry. We also

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Wine industry honours Hayes

      HUMBLED BY AWARD: Winemaker/Viticulturist Mike Hayes was blown away to be awarded the Samuel Bassett award at the recent Queensland Wine Awards Photo Erin Smith / Stanthorpe Border Post Erin Smith EMOTIONAL, humbled and shocked is how winemaker Mike Hayes described his reaction to winning the coveted Samuel Bassett award at the

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Golden Grove haul in the awards

            BIG WIN: Ray and Sam Castanzo show off their haul of awards from the 2014 Queensland Wine Awards Photo Contributed GOLDEN Grove winemaker Ray Castanzo says the winery’s impressive haul at the 2014 Queensland Wine Awards is due to the hard work the whole team put in year after

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Sirromet Wines boss declares war on Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc

Daily Wine News 28/03/2014 Sirromet Wines owner and founder Terry Morris has declared war on the tidal wave of New Zealand-made Sauvignon Blanc flooding Australian markets. The Gold Coast-based businessman is urging fellow Queenslanders to help turn back the invasion by switching to locally-produced Verdelho as an alternative white wine. “It is time for us...

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Confessions of a Wine Tragic

ADRIAN Tobin’s picturesque vineyard has run at a loss from the day he bought it 14 years ago. “It’s true, we haven’t turned a profit yet,’’ he said, shrugging philosophically.  “It cost us $3000 a week last year to prop it up. Some tell me I’m bloody mad. “I’m just a wine tragic.’’   Tobin, 72,

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Evolution of the Granite Belt wine region

Queensland’s Granite Belt is one of Australia’s most interesting regions, on the face of it much too far north to produce high quality grapes. That it is able to do so is explained by its altitude, over 800m. Its principal viticultural challenges are spring frosts and growing season rainfall of over 500mm – two-thirds of

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