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Investing in the future of South Australia's wine media

25 June 2020

The 2020 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadetship, aimed at aspiring journalists with an ambition for specialising in the wine sector, is now open for applications.

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Riverland Wine and Food Centre case stacks up

29 April 2020

A $19 million state-of-the-art Riverland Wine and Food Centre would be a focal point in attracting tourists as a destination experience, according to an independent business case released today.

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Smoke taint tests offered to bush fire affected wine grape growers

28 January 2020

Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island wine grape growers will have access to subsidised smoke taint test samples to assist them in better understanding the impact on their crop from the bush fires.

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Support local this Christmas in wake of SA bushfires

23 December 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government is urging the community to support local businesses affected by the devastating South Australian bushfires.

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Regional Growth Fund unlocks $14.6m investment

25 November 2019

Regional areas will enjoy a wider variety of food and drink experiences, better water and cycling infrastructure, and diverse tourism opportunities thanks to the latest $5 million Regional Growth Fund competitive grant program, which is expected to c…

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It's a gem! McLaren Vale winery scoops global tourism award

9 November 2019

McLaren Vale's Gemtree Wines has won a global wine award at the Great Wine Capitals Global Network International Best of Wine Tourism Awards, beating nominees from nine other worldwide destinations.

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Hot potato! Adelaide to host 2023 World Potato Congress

28 October 2019

Experienced researchers and industry experts from across the globe will converge on South Australia in 2023 after Adelaide won the rights to host the 2023 World Potato Congress.

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New apiary taskforce tackling pollination demand

23 October 2019

A new Apiary Taskforce has been formed to drive further economic opportunities for the state’s bee industry, with a further 20,000 hives required to meet pollination demand in the South Australian almond industry.

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Seven innovative wine start-ups announced for FOMENT

18 October 2019

Seven highly innovative wine and tourism tech start-ups have been announced as part of the Marshall Liberal Government funded FOMENT program.

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Best of Wine Tourism Awards winners crowned

20 September 2019

Seven South Australian wineries from the Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale have today been named winners in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards during a presentation at the National Wine Centre.

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