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LEMONS TO LEMONADE, WINE TO GIN

THE 2020 grape harvest for some Canberra wineries was so badly affected by bushfires and smoke taint that no wine could be produced. At Four Winds Vineyard, outside Murrumbateman, Sarah Collingwood, CEO, considered her options. There weren’t many. The grapes...

POSSIBLE WORKER SHORTAGES FOR COMING HARVEST

THE exceptional 2020 harvest was certainly one silver lining to the covid-19 clouds, but producers now have their attention focused on potential worker shortages in the coming harvest. The industry relies upon the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme, in which...

THE MARC OF A GOOD SANITIZER!

ONE example of the wine industry rising to the current challenge is a Bragato Research Institute (BRI) project for turning grape marc (the stems and seeds leftover from pressing) into hand sanitizer. Awarded NZ$84,700 by the Ministry of Business and...

A VERY WORTHY WINE!

HAVING fought breast cancer and survived, Coonawarra winemaker, Kate Goodman, is giving back with a wine she hopes will raise $70,000 for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Nikkal 2020 Yarra Valley Rosé was released on September 1 and was a collaboration...