Sep 18, 2023

Adelaide, South Australia announces Knowledge Exchange recipients

Nine industry representatives from across South Australia will soon travel across the globe to exchange knowledge with their overseas counterparts, demonstrating the collaborative nature of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

The nine Outbound Knowledge Exchange bursary recipients will visit one or more of the 11 other Great Wine Capitals to engage with wine professionals from their chosen destination to exchange ideas and experiences.

Originally, only three bursaries were planned, however due to the high standard and volume of applications, additional funding was granted to expand the number to nine, which will maximise the benefit to the industry locally.

The nine recipients named by the Adelaide, South Australia Great Wine Capitals Steering Committee are:

  • Thomas Bartholomaeus, Torbreck Vintners, Barossa Valley – Verona, Italy
  • Caitlin Davies, Jericho Wines, Adelaide Hills/McLaren Vale – Mendoza, Argentina
  • Shirley Fraser, Sorby Adams Wines, Barossa Valley – Porto, Portugal
  • Yanina Giordano, University of Adelaide – Rioja, Spain and Verona, Italy
  • Tony Hoare, Beach Road Wines, McLaren Vale – Napa Valley, USA
  • Dr Marcell Kustos, Marcell Kustos Wine Concierge, Adelaide – Porto, Portugal and Cape Town, South Africa
  • Charles Matheson, Riverland Wine, Riverland – Cape Town, South Africa, and Napa Valley, USA
  • Syuzanna Mosikyan, University of Adelaide – Bordeaux, France; Mainz, Germany and Verona, Italy
  • Ashley Ratcliff, Ricca Terra Wines, Riverland – Napa Valley, USA.

Each of the bursaries are valued at $6,000 AUD for travel to one or more Great Wine Capitals, where recipients will exchange knowledge with overseas counterparts to help address challenges and maximise opportunities within the wine sector.

On their return to Adelaide, South Australia, they will share new learnings to benefit the local wine industry, as well as their own endeavours.

Knowledge exchange is a key benefit of membership to the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, where members do not see themselves as competitors, but rather work together for the benefit of the wine industry globally.

Travel is to be taken from now until May 2024.

Learn more about the recipients’ travel plans on the Adelaide, South Australia Great Wine Capitals website.