1.  Wine Law Seminar in Adelaide on 14 November 2012 – REMINDER

As mentioned in our last e-Alert, Legalwise Seminars will be hosting its inaugural Wine Law Seminar in Adelaide on Wednesday 14 November 2012.  In just half a day you will gain advice from the industry’s leading names on issues such as importing and exporting, labelling requirements, the IP issues relating to wine and common wine and industry contracts.

A wine tasting evening hosted by Henschke will follow the event, for interested delegates.

Legalwise Seminars are offering WGGA members a 10% discount off the standard registration price and tickets are still available.  To register and view the full program please visit:


2.  Margaret River Gourmet Escape, 22-25 November 2012 – Exclusive Tickets Offer

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape will be held on 22-25 November 2012 at Leeuwin Estate Winery in Perth, WA.  It will feature cooking demonstrations, Q&As, chef’s tables plus over 60 wineries, gourmet producers and pop up restaurants.  See over 20 international and local food and wine experts, including world renowned chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Matt Moran and Kylie Kwong.

Members of WGGA have the opportunity to purchase NOW the following LIMITED ticket offers:

2 Tickets for $50

This entitles you to entry on Sunday 25 November and is $24 off the normal price

Click this link to purchase the discounted tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?pp=QCHUG&sh=mrgegv12 

Family Pass for $80

This entitles you to entry on Sunday 25 November and is $10 off the normal price

Click this link to purchase the discounted family pass: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?pp=QTTIF&sh=MRGEGV12

This exclusive offer ends on Friday 9 November 2012 so get in quick!

Further information about the festival can be found at www.gourmetescape.com.au


3.  Fenthion – New label instructions in place for 12 months

On 31 October 2012 the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) issued new instructions that restrict the use of fenthion on a number of food crops, and prohibits use of all food-producing plants in the home garden due to potential short term dietary risks.

The new instructions will be in place for 12 months while the environment and OH&S components of the fenthion review are completed.

More information is available on the fenthion review webpage: http://www.apvma.gov.au/products/review/current/fenthion.php


4.  “Innovation in Winemaking” Luncheon in Adelaide on 30 November – Limited Seats!

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) is hosting a business luncheon on “Innovation in Winemaking” on Friday 30 November 2012 at the InterContinental in Adelaide, SA.  Speakers include:

  • Prue Henschke – Viticulturist, Henschke
  • d’arry Osborn OAM – Wine Industry Legend, d’arenberg
  • Emmanuelle Requin-Bekkers – Winemaker, Chalk HIll

These three panellists will share their thoughts on the importance of innovation in wine business as well as the future of SA’s vital wine industry.

More information can be found at: http://www.amchamsa.on.net/flyers/30%20Nov%20Wine.pdf or by emailing [email protected] or phoning (08) 8212 4688.


5.  2013 Science and Innovation Awards for young people in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Applications are now open for the 2013 Science and Innovation Awards.  Grants are available for young people in agriculture, fisheries and forestry, aged between 18-35 years.  Funds of up to $22,000 are available to fund a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries.

More information and application forms can be found at www.daff.gov.au/scienceawards

Applications close on Friday 23 November 2012 at 5:00pm (AEDT).


6.  Lightbrown Apple Moth and Western Fruit Moth Trap Catches set up in Margaret River

Due to damage to grapes by lightbrown apple moth larvae in the Wilyabrup area last season, a transect of pheromone traps to monitor moths has been set up across the Margaret River region to help clarify pest pressure.  This represents a new occurrence for the region and it is not known whether last season’s damage will reoccur or was a one-off.

To view results of recent trappings or request further information please contact Stewart Learmonth or Helen Collie from the Department of Agriculture and Food in WA on (08) 9777 000 or email [email protected] or [email protected]



If you have any questions regarding the above please feel free to contact us:

Lawrie Stanford | Executive Director       E: [email protected]
Kelly Bonser       | Office Administrator   E: [email protected]