Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for the SA Pruning Championships and Industry Day! The weather was absolutely perfect, and we loved spending the day outside of the office catching up with everyone. Well done to Kilikanoons' Pete Warr for wining the novelty (Covid-safe) 'Spitting Competition,' and a huge congratulations to the Barossa's Laura McEwen for becoming the first Woman to win the Wolf Blass Shield and placed first in the Ladies Spur, third in the Open Individual Rod & Spur and fourth in the Open Individual Spur. Our very own 'Anna & The Prunettes' featuring Executive Officer Anna Baum, Marketing & Events Coordinator Belinda Heinrich and Technical Committee Member Kelly Reed won the wooden spoon in the team event.

2022 SA Pruning Championships – Results

Wolf Blass Shield (overall winner)
Laura McEwan

Platinum Ag | Electrocoup | Ryset Au Individual Spur
1st place – Jim Boehm, Barossa
2nd place – Amanda Mader, Barossa
3rd place – Ghulam Mohammadi, Clare Valley

Cox Rural | Pellenc Individual Rod & Spur
1st place – Leigh Victor, Clare Valley
2nd place – Brett Smith, Clare Valley
3rd place – Laura McEwen, Barossa

Cobra/Eclipse Ladies Individual Spur
1st place – Laura McEwen, Barossa
2nd place – Cheree Boehm, Barossa
3rd place – Nipaporn Ismael, Clare Valley

Techgrow Team Spur
1st place –“ Ted Dendril and the 2 Bud Spurs” – Jim Boehm, Mick Boehm, Ryan Schiller
2nd place –“Sizzling Secateurs” – Amanda Mader, Cheree Boehm, Nini Cahaya
3rd place – “Killa Crew” – Leigh Victor, Mercedes Paynter, (May) Paweena Juakudkhamin

Read the full Media Release - 20 June 2022

View some photos from the day here


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

Competition Info

There are four events in this year’s pruning competition, the Individual Spur, Individual Rod & Spur, Ladies Individual Spur and a Team Competition with some attractive prizes (including cash, merchandise, wine, electric secateurs and vouchers) on offer.

Spectators, come along and join in this Industry Day

Support this Industry Day and join in for breakfast, lunch, novelty events, wine tasting, expo & machine demonstrations and displays, plus hear a report on the demonstration vineyard trials from consultant viticulturalist Chris Rogers.

Registrations have been extended. If you're wanting to compete in this fantastic industry day, please send them in ASAP! Please note, registrations are not required for the novelty events or spectating.

Come along and support this Industry Day in the Clare Valley, whether you're competing or spectating, everyone is welcome.

View the program below: