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Thursday, 24 January 2019 # 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

Applications close Thursday 31 January

The Working with Wine Fellowship is again offering 160 of Australia’s most promising future wine professionals the opportunity to advance their wine education by participating in the 2019 Working with Wine Education Program.

Candidates for the Working with Wine Fellowship are required to sit a National Entrance Exam being held on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Registrations open 1 December 2019, and close 31 January 2019. Please visit www.workingwithwine.com for details


Who Should Apply?

  • If you are energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated and wine-passionate.
  • If you would like to improve your level of international wine knowledge. If you believe you have the potential to become an Australian ambassador for wine.
  • If you would like to hone your writing and sensory entrance skills.
  • If you are not a qualified winemaker and do not have a half or full MW pass.
  • If you are in a role, or aspire to be, where you are “working with wine” in particular, in the retail or on premise sector.


The Working with Wine Education Program comprises two educational seminars, presented by leading industry figures, and with a panel of experts to add to the experience.


May 2019

Seminar One – Bordeaux and beyond

Presented by Gabriel Vialard – Château Haut Bailly and Myriam Ruer – Château Troplong Mondot

In Seminar One we focus on Bordeaux, search for the key characteristics of both the Left and Right Banks, taste vertically through several leading producers and assess the finest international wines made from the Bordeaux varieties that have spread from the Gironde estuary to all corners of the winemaking world.

We will work our way from West to East along the Left Bank, then do the same on the Right, examine verticals of Haut-Bailly and Troplong Mondot, before concluding with a bracket that looks at the staggering success of the Bordeaux varieties as they’ve spread triumphantly across the globe.


July 2019

Seminar Two – Burgundy: Beguiling, bewildering and beautiful

Presented by Jeremy Seysses – Domaine Dujac, Grant Taylor – Valli Vineyards and Helen Masters – Ata Rangi

In Seminar Two we move to Burgundy, swap stern structure for supple sensuality, dive deep into Dujac and several other key Domaines and ask ourselves the question, “Is it possible to be Burgundian in the New World?”

Domaine Dujac’s Jeremy Seysses is digging through the cellar to put together brackets that will help unlock the secrets of several great vineyards, and two of the New World’s finest pinot producers, Valli’s Grant Taylor and Ata Rangi’s Helen Masters will provide their own astute perspective on contemporary pinot noir.


Please direct further enquiries to: [email protected]


Thursday, 24 January 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
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