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Wednesday, 9 August 2023 # 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST

 * FREE event for Members *


The world of wine has seen a significant increase in the popularity of organic farming and production over the past two decades, both in Australia and overseas.

This rise in interest is being driven equally by consumers – looking for cleaner, ‘greener’ alternatives to conventionally farmed wines – and the viticulturalists and winemakers themselves. Some are motivated by the beneficial environmental follow-on effects of organic wine production, while others see marked improvements in the quality and consistency of what they are producing.

Yet, while finding organic wines on a wine list or in retail has never been easier, confusion still prevails about what the label ‘organic’ really means:

As a natural product isn’t wine already organic?
What about biodynamic wine?
Is organic wine the same as natural wine?
Does the wine need to be organically certified to be called organic?
If the grapes are organically grown, doesn’t that mean that the wine is organic as well?


With so many questions about the how, why and wherefores surrounding organic wine, join our Sommeliers Australia hosts and expert panel – Tim Shand (chief winemaker) and Tom Kline (Market Development Manager) from organically certified Voyager Estate, and guest sommelier Penny Vine (Cutler & Co.) – as they taste high quality organically farmed Chardonnay and Cabernet wines from around the world and deep dive into organic viticulture, its relationship to quality and the environment, and discuss “Organics – why the fuss?



 Sommeliers Australia Members – FREE, but RSVP is essential

  • To access the Members FREE ticket, Sommeliers Australia Members login at sommeliers.com.au, click the ‘View Available Coupons’ button on the dashboard for their UNIQUE ACCESS CODE. Then proceed to Humanitix and apply the access code on the ticket page to ‘Access hidden tickets’.

⇒ Non-Members – $35 + booking fee


Bookings are essential and will be taken until 4pm, Monday 7 August, unless booked out prior.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets via Humanitix.


About Voyager Estate
With all fruit grown and meticulously crafted on their property in Margaret River (WA), Voyager Estate’s vineyards are now 100% organically certified as of the 2023 harvest. Sustainability has been at their core for over 20 years, with a focus on building and improving soil carbon, ecosystem support, land management, water efficiency and renewable energy. They aim to leave the land in a better place than where they found it for future generations.



Photo thanks to Voyager Estate


Wednesday, 9 August 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST
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Upstairs at Butchers Diner, 10 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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