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South Australia to exchange expertise through new Great Wine Capitals program

15 March 2019

The State Government will today announce a new Great Wine Capitals Knowledge Exchange Program at the opening of Cellar Door Fest 2019.

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Research to clear the air on smoke taint in wine

6 March 2019

The question of whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes will be tested as part of new research being conducted in South Australia’s wine regions.

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Finalists announced for SA Rural Women's Award

12 February 2019

Four finalists have been announced for the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.

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South Australia's food and wine revenue reaches record $20.3 billion

27 January 2019

South Australia’s food and wine industries have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to the state’s economy as revenue reaches record levels, according to the State Government’s 2017-18 Primary Industries Scorecard r…

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Consultation opens on the vision to create a Riverland Wine and Food Centre

4 January 2019

A discussion paper for a Riverland Wine and Food Centre has been released today to seek the views of local industry and communities in shaping the concept.

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d'Arenberg's unique Cube crowned in coveted International Best of Wine Tourism Awards

9 November 2018

McLaren Vale's d'Arenberg has been awarded the coveted ‘International Best of Wine Tourism Award' for Architecture and Landscape, with the Cube recognised for its bespoke structure and design.

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Food industry award finalists have a special reason to celebrate in 2018

18 October 2018

In 2018, there's even more for the finalists in the coveted South Australian Food Industry Awards, announced today, to celebrate. This is the 20th year of the awards, the premier awards program for the food and beverage industry in South Australia, a…

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Time running out to have your say on review of moratorium on GM food crops

12 October 2018

There’s less than two weeks left for people to have their say and make written submissions to the State Government’s independent review of the moratorium on genetically modified food crops in South Australia.

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Local nominations for wine tourism awards - Coonawarra

5 October 2018

A Coonawarra winery has been nominated in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards, in the hope of claiming the ultimate prize at the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards in Adelaide in November.The Coonawarra finalist is:Coonawarr…

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Local nominations for wine tourism awards - Riverland

5 October 2018

A Riverland winery has been nominated in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards, in the hope of claiming the ultimate prize at the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards in Adelaide in November.The Riverland finalist is:Caudo Viney…

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