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Imminent threat of spray drift to Clare Valley grape growers

  • 15 Dec 2023

Clare Valley grape growers are calling on farmers in the Mid North to take special care when spraying summer weeds as grape vines are highly susceptible to herbicide damage at this time.

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2023 CVWGA AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course Scholarship

  • 08 Dec 2023

Congratulations to Michael Harrold, Vineyard Manager at Pikes Wines, who was the successful recipient of the 2023 CVWGA AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course Scholarship. The scholarship funded Michael to attend AWRI’s intensive four-day course on the latest techniques and technologies in viticulture

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Implementing Best Practices in Integrated Pest Management to Tackle Light Brown Apple Moth Threat in Clare Valley

  • 08 Dec 2023

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association has successfully acquired $9400 of funding through the Grassroots Grants program offered by the Northern & Yorke Landscape Board. The project aims to demonstrate best practice integrated pest management (IPM) for the control of Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) in vineyards in the Clare Valley through increasing biodiversity.

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Join The Fun – 2024 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week Program Applications Open

  • 24 Nov 2023

Applications to join the 2024 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week (Gourmet Week) and be part of the 40-year celebrations are now open, marking the beginning of the lead up to the festivities in May.

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Announcing the recipient of our inaugural scholarship

  • 26 Oct 2023

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Michael Harrold, vineyard manager at Pikes Wines, has won a place on the AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course. Michael was the successful applicant for the first of two scholarships to be awarded by the Association this financial year, supported by funding from the Wine Australia Regional Program.

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Red varieties triumphant at Clare’s regional wine show

  • 13 Oct 2023

Winners of the 2023 CCL Label Clare Valley Wine Show were announced this afternoon in an awards ceremony and luncheon in Clare, with the region’s red wine varieties taking the limelight.

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CCL Label Announced as the New Naming Rights Partner of the Clare Valley Wine Show

  • 18 Sep 2023

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association is delighted to announce CCL Label as the new Naming Rights Partner of the Clare Valley Wine Show. This partnership marks a significant milestone for both organisations, underlining their enduring and mutually beneficial relationship.

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Kilikanoon Wines’ CEO Represents SA Wine Industry (and Clare Valley) on Global Stage

  • 15 Sep 2023

In 2020, China was Australia's most valuable export market for wine. However, since the anti-dumping trade tariffs on wine were introduced by China later that same year, the lucrative trade was effectively ended. After years of looking for alternative markets in challenging conditions, there is hope on the horizon for the Australian wine industry as dialogue has opened up between the Chinese and Australian governments following the removal of similar tariffs on barley.

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Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association appoints Taylors Wines’ Mitchell Taylor as its new Chairman

  • 17 Aug 2023

The peak regional association for the Clare Valley wine industry, Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association (CVWGA), has appointed Taylors Wines Managing Director and Winemaker Mitchell Taylor as its new Chairman

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Turning up the volume on live Australian music at Knappstein

  • 27 Jul 2023

The Federal Government is backing Australian musicians and live music venues across the country with a $2.5 million investment. Round Six of the Live Music Australia program is delivering grants to 62 recipients with a focus on supporting and improving live music venues.

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Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2023 Delivers Record-Breaking Success

  • 14 Jul 2023

The official post-event figures for the highly anticipated 2023 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week have been released, quantifying the success of the much-loved food and wine celebration. The 10-day program, held from May 19th to 28th, welcomed a staggering number of nearly 10,000 attendees, making it one of the most successful editions in its 39-year history.

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Clare vignerons awarded Vineyard of the Year in the nationally recognised Young Gun of Wine Awards

  • 15 Jun 2023

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association congratulates Colin McBryde and Jennie Gardner, on their remarkable achievement of being awarded Vineyard of the Year in the highly coveted Young Gun of Wine Awards announced at a trophy presentation in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

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A clean SLATE at Pikes in the Clare Valley

  • 25 May 2023

The Pike family are pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Ritchie as Head Chef &Restaurant Manager at SLATE Restaurant, taking responsibility for both Kitchen and Front of House operations.

Clare Valley local, Louis joins the Pike team after 8 years working at Seed Clare Valley, Holding the Head Chef role for 3 years.

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Australia's Oldest Gourmet Festival Launches Full Program - Gourmet Week 2023

  • 19 Mar 2023

The 2023 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week (Gourmet Week) program has been released today boasting more than 80 events across the 10-day festival in May.

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New Branding for Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2023.

  • 10 Mar 2023

[Clare, South Australia] – Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association – is proud to announce the launch of the new branding for the Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2023. The new branding will bring a fresh and innovative look to the event, which has become a celebrated and long-standing part of the Clare Valley’s culinary calendar.

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TURNING POINT – 21 YEARS OF CLARE RIESLING IN SCREWCAP - Australian Wine Review

  • 10 Feb 2023

In October, a pack of Clare Valley Riesling producers did a mini-tour of the east coast to celebrate 21 years of Clare Riesling in screwcap (it would have been twenty years had COVID not messed with the timetable), bringing with Riesling from 2002, 2012 and 2022.

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Kilikanoon's Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling Recognised As One Of Australia’s Top 100 Wines By James Halliday

  • 24 Nov 2022

"We are thrilled to announce that our Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling, a founding wine in the Kilikanoon portfolio, has made James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2022."

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REFLECTING THE EARTH - James Suckling Extract

  • 18 Nov 2022

Like 2017, 2022 is clearly a great vintage for the dry rieslings from the Eden Valley and Clare Valley, South Australia’s two premier regions for this grape.To deepen our perspective on current developments in the Australian wine industry, Senior Editor Stuart Pigott was one of the judges in the Clare Valley Wine Show.

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Clare Valley winemakers and their role in taking the global wine industry from cork to screw cap

  • 17 Nov 2022

When you're in your local bottle-o picking up your favourite wines, you probably don't overthink the fact that most of the wines you see have screw caps.

But if you journey back to the early 2000s, you might remember the familiar feeling of banging around kitchen drawers in the hunt for a bottle opener … and then praying the cork comes out in one piece.

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2022 Inigo Riesling Best Australian Dry White Wine at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2022

  • 11 Nov 2022

Sevenhill Cellars is today celebrating the announcement of their 2022 Inigo Riesling being awarded the Best Australian Dry White Wine at the prestigious Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition (HK IWSC).

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Clare Valley celebrates 20 years of screwcapped riesling - Huon Hooke in Wine Spotlights

  • 10 Nov 2022

What were you doing 20 years ago?

In 2002, Michael Jackson alarmed the world when he dangled a baby off a balcony; the infamous Bali bombing claimed 202 lives; the first mobile phone with a built-in camera was released; the Euro became the official currency of 12 of the European Union’s members.

And the Clare Valley had one of the its best-ever vintages of riesling, so good that many 2002s are still drinking beautifully today.

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Spray Application Workshop

  • 04 Nov 2022

Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association invites growers to an interactive spray workshop at Taylors Wines on 17 November, 7.30am -12.00pm.

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An "R" Rated Connection - Rob Geddes

  • 03 Nov 2022

Imagine putting away 20,000 bottles of wine, knowing that they would probably be served in 20 years' time. That's what the Clare Valley did and that's how the Clare Valley could recently stage a remarkable Riesling celebration which included tasting local Riesling from 2002, 2012 and 2022.

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Photo Reel - Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show

  • 21 Oct 2022

Catch up on all the action from the Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show

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Cybersecurity Discussion in Clare

  • 19 Oct 2022

Join Hood Sweeney Cybersecurity Experts, Matthew Palmer and Manning Bailey, and invited Clare business leaders, on the rooftop of Seed Clare Valley for a relaxed panel discussion and networking afternoon to hear about simple, actionable strategies to minimise your cyber risk.

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Jim Barry Wines Receives Wolf Blass AM BVK Award

  • 14 Oct 2022

The Barry family, of Jim Barry Wines, have been recognised for their major contribution to the development, promotion and showcasing of Riesling Style Wine, nationally and around the world.

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Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show - Media Release

  • 14 Oct 2022

The outstanding quality of the 2022 vintage was underlined by the current-vintage Riesling class at today’s 2022 Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show.

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National EcoVineyards launch and special guest presenter

  • 06 Oct 2022

Join agroecologist Dr Mary Retallack, Retallack Viticulture Pty Ltd your host for the National EcoVineyards Program information session.

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Clare Valley Water Project - Preliminary Business Case Industry and Community Update

  • 06 Oct 2022

Business case advisor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) will return to Clare Valley on 20 October to provide industry and the community with an update on the preliminary business case (PBC).

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Mid North Landcare Roadshow "Sustainable farming and Landcare"

  • 06 Oct 2022

The Landcare Association of South Australia is holding the first event of the Landcare Roadshow in Watervale in the Clare Valley on Tuesday the 25th of October 2022.

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EXCITED 4 Careers in Agriculture

  • 06 Oct 2022

Introducing high school students to careers in the wine industry has been a focus of Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association (CVWGA) in recent weeks.

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Simonit & Sirch Pruning Method - Field trip to the Barossa

  • 06 Oct 2022

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association are hosting a field trip to visit Henschke’s Mount Edelstone vineyard in the Eden Valley and Torbreck’s Descandant vineyard in the Barossa Valley, to discover more on the soft pruning method

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Tickets to the Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show Trophy Presentation & Lunch are now on sale.

  • 05 Oct 2022

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association are pleased to announce that tickets to the Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show Trophy Presentation & Luncheon are now available.

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Kirrihill wins Grand Gold and Gold at Mundus Vini 2022 Summer Tasting

  • 19 Sep 2022

The accolades keep flowing for Kirrihill. A trifecta at the prestigious Mundus Vini 2022 Summer Tasting

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2022 Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show - Announcing our Judges

  • 12 Aug 2022

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association is pleased to announce this years Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show Judges!

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Announcing a training and engagement program to support the adoption of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia in the Clare Valley

  • 28 Jun 2022

The CVWGA in partnership with the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board are offering members highly subsidised training and on-going support to help both grower and winery businesses achieve SWA membership or certification

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A Day In The Life Of A Clare Valley Wine Show Judge

  • 24 Jun 2022

Wine show judging is a mysterious affair. Behind closed doors, seasoned professionals sip, sniff and spit their way through hundreds of wines, their taste buds holding the power to change the life of a small producer and underscore the reputation of a big one. Valley Magazine Editor PAUL DOWLING gained a glimpse of this intense, pressurised world when he shadowed wine judge Michael Kane at the 2021 Langton's Clare Valley Wine Show.

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SA Pruning Championships & Industry Day

  • 03 Jun 2022

Join in on the fun at the SA Pruning Championships, being held at Kilikanoon's Morrison Vineyard on Friday 17th of June.

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Clare Valley toasts successful Gourmet Week

  • 03 Jun 2022

The Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week has been deemed a great success with sold out events across the 10-day program held last week – making it one of the most successful over its 38-year-old history.

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CLARE VALLEY WATER PROJECT - WATER DEMAND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • 02 May 2022

Manoora, Spalding & Balaklava - 3 & 4 May 2022

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Gourmet Week Media Release

  • 23 Mar 2021

The renowned Clare Valley Gourmet will return to the picturesque Clare Valley in May 2021, but this year, it has taken on a revived format.

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Clare at the Queens

  • 23 Feb 2021

Fringe arrived early at Clare, as a galaxy of Fringe stars launched the wine region’s official Adelaide Fringe cellar door, Clare at the Queens, in spectacular fashion at the picturesque Pikes Wines in the Clare Valley.

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Water Pre-Feasibility Study

  • 02 Feb 2021

The Clare Valley would increase its vineyard area by more than 30% (another 1600 hectares) if additional irrigation water was available, according to a pre-feasibility study released yesterday by the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association.

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Stephanie Toole - Amongst the Worlds Best Women Winemakers

  • 09 Jul 2020

Stephanie Toole - one of a group of excellent women winemakers, Fredric Koeppel

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Taylor's Awarded World's Best Cabernet

  • 09 Jul 2020

The Visionary 2014 was “a Cabernet with a superb, sparkling garnet robe. A nose both complex and open, and should please everyone. This is a flawless, modern Cabernet that will please immediately.” The President of the Association des Sommeliers Lyonnais et Rhône-Alpes Laurent Derhé (named Best Sommelier in France, 2007)

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Koerner Wine is discovered by the NY Times

  • 21 Jun 2020

Article available on the NY Times.

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Taylor's Wines - Top 20 Wineries of Australia

  • 13 Jun 2020

"The year 2014 was a stellar vintage, providing the grapes for its ground-breaking The Legacy cabernet sauvignon, as well as The Visionary cabernet, both of which pushed Taylors up the scoreboard. St Andrews cabernet and shiraz from 2016 also excelled." Huon Hooke

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New General Manager at Kilikanoon

  • 12 Jun 2020

Exciting changes at Kilikanoon. Read about it here!

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Hans hits the Clare Valley - South Australia Welcome Back!

  • 04 Jun 2020

Hans spent a day/night exploring the Clare Valley. He even rode the Riesling Trail in his multi-coloured synthetic jumpsuit!

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Ready to welcome you back

  • 01 Jun 2020

As of the 1st of June, wineries are permitted to offer tastings with some restrictions in place. Here’s a list of Clare Valley Cellar Doors preparing to reopen to visitors.

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InDaily's guide to the "virtual" Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

  • 13 May 2020

The 2020 iteration of the event will be unlike any other, with virtual tastings, live cooking demos, and gourmet grazing boxes to be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

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GlamAdelaide lends its support to the Virtual Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

  • 11 May 2020

The Clare Valley winemakers are reinventing the annual event and hosting it virtually. It kicks off this Thursday and runs til Sunday. So, all you need to do is to order the wine and get ready!

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Clare Valley Online Bottle Shop - Yes Please!

  • 10 May 2020

A one-stop Clare Valley Bottle Shop with over 25 producers to choose from. Pre-order, request delivery or pop in to Vanguardist Wine Room to collect your goodies.

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COVID-19

  • 26 Mar 2020

Staying informed during COVID-19 - the CVWGA will continue to keep all Members updated via e-newletters with any relevant news and resources regarding COVID-19. Stay safe!

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Australian Wine Discovered - Module Now Live

  • 24 Nov 2019

Clare Valley module is now available - a free education program

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How sweet, or is it dry?

  • 21 Nov 2019

The story behind Jeffrey Grosset and Stephanie O'Toole

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Langton's Clare Valley Wine Show Results 2019

  • 22 Oct 2019

2019 BEST WINE OF SHOW Jim Barry Trophy

2018 Leasingham Classic Clare Cabernet Sauvignon. WHAT A DAY FOR LEASINGHAM!

Sponsored by Langton’s

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Koerner Brothers pop-up cellar door now open

  • 17 Oct 2019

• Magpie and Stump Hotel, Mintaro • Every Saturday and Sunday in October and November • Including Monday 7 October (Labour Day long weekend) • Open 11am - 5pm

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Soil Pit Field Day to tackle vineyard variability

  • 17 Oct 2019

A soil-pit field day was held yesterday for Clare Valley grape growers as part of a collaborative project which uses innovative mapping technologies to tackle reducing vineyard variability.

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Travers and Grosset win blockchain innovation challenge

  • 19 Mar 2019

Clare Valley Grape Wine & Tourism Media

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