Wine Australia will be undertaking an unprecedented campaign of wine activities across North America between January and June 2016 with our Savour Australia Roadshow through 10 cities and up to 30 events. We'll be holding events for trade and media, for wine-loving consumers and partnering with our friends in the industry, such as G'Day Australia and Tourism Australia. Our goal? To showcase the history, evolution and revolution of Australian wine and to savour the experiences and the wines right along with you.

Below is a list of our current events.

SAVOUR AUSTRALIA EVENTS 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2015      SF                The Institute of the Masters of Wine Residential Seminar Series
Tuesday, January 19, 2015       New York      Wine & Spirits Magazine Sommelier Scavenger Hunt Trade Tasting
Friday, January 22, 2016          New York      G'Day USA New York Gala
Thursday, January 28, 2016      LA               G'Day USA Australia Day Gala - Los Angeles
Monday, February 1, 2016        Toronto        Winter Trade Tasting in Toronto
Monday, February 1, 2016        Toronto        Langton's Classification Trade Seminar Toronto
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 SF                Winter Trade Tasting San Francisco
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 SF                Langton's Classification Trade Seminar San Francisco
Thursday, February 11, 2016    Napa            Market Entry Program Event - Napa
Tuesday, February 16, 2016     New York      Market Entry Program Event - New York City
Thursday, March 10, 2016        Austin           Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) 
                                                                  Trade Mission & Savour events

Wednesday, April 27, 2016       LA                Savour LA Trade Tasting
Wednesday, April 27, 2016       LA                Savour LA Old Vines & Classic Wines Seminar
April 26 - April 28                    LA                American Australian Association Dinner Series
Saturday, April 30, 2016           LA               Consul General of Australia VIP Event at the Residence
Month of May                          LA               Wine House Retail Promotion
Monday, May 2, 2016               New York     Savour NYC  Trade Tasting
Monday, May 2, 2016               New York     Savour NYC Old Vines & Classic Wines Seminar
Tuesday, May 3, 2016              New York     Consul General of Australia VIP Dinner/Event
Wednesday, May 4, 2016         Chicago        Savour Chicago Trade Tasting
Wednesday, May 4, 2016         Chicago        Savour Chicago Old Vines & Classic Wines Seminar
Thursday, May 5, 2016            Chicago        Consul General of Australia VIP Dinner/Event         
Friday, May 13, 2016               Ottawa         Savour Ottawa High Commission of Australia Garden Party
Monday, May 16, 2016            Toronto         Savour Toronto Trade Tasting
Monday, May 16, 2016            Toronto         Savour Toronto History, Evolution, Revolution Seminar
Tuesday, May 17, 2016           Calgary          Savour Calgary Trade Tasting
Tuesday, May 17, 2016           Calgary          Savour Calgary History, Evolution, Revolution Seminar
Wednesday, May 18, 2016       Vancouver     Savour Vancouver Trade Tasting with BC Hospitality Foundation
Wednesday, May 18, 2016       Vancouver     Savour Vancouver History, Evolution and Revolution Seminar
Wednesday, May 18, 2016       Vancouver     Savour Vancouver/Dish'n'Dazzle consumer event with 
                                                                  BC Hospitality Foundation
 


THE HISTORY, EVOLUTION & REVOLUTION OF AUSTRALIAN WINE

Australia began making wine over two centuries ago which means a country rich in old vines, multi-generational winemaking families and an ingrained knowledge and respect for the craft. Add to that a yearning to explore and innovate, a fearless attitude and a diverse patchwork of wine regions across many climates and you have the makings of an extraordinary wine country like no other. Take a look at the history, evolution and revolution of Australian wine on the page and in the wines.

HISTORY: Wine, Vine and Family

With over 200 years of viticulture and winemaking, Australia has a rich wine, vine and family history to explore. Australia offers distinguished sites, the wealth of some of the oldest vines on the planet and multi-generational families whose long-standing dedication provides inspiration, leadership and custodial care of Australia’s most precious vines and wines.

EVOLUTION: Style, Variety and Region

Australia burst into the export markets in the 1980s and since then has offered the world vibrant, fruit-forward wines of exceptional value. Fast-forward to the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, and intense, concentrated examples of Shiraz, Grenache, and red blends dominated the Australian fine wine story. In between these two extremes lies the diverse Australian premium and regional offering that has always existed and continues to dramatically evolve. Today, there’s a particularly strong focus on freshness, natural acidity, and regional distinction.

REVOLUTION: Latitude, Attitude and Funk

Whether it’s innovative techniques in the vineyards, pushing winemaking boundaries or experimentation with non-traditional varieties, there is a trend to throw out old rules and step forward with a generational shift in attitude and approach. The desire to embrace the funky and gritty art of winemaking has led to wines that are truly exciting and capture a revolution in the glass.