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    South Australia is the historic heart of Australian wine, home to famous regions, heritage estates, multi-generational winemaking families and old vines. The state is also a leader in sustainable wine production, with wineries focused on water and energy management, reducing their carbon footprint and conserving the environment.

    Australia is an innovative wine country, and our winemakers embrace change in order to make great wine that we enjoy drinking and to protect the land for future generations. By constantly improving sustainability in the vineyard and winery, producers create efficiency, support communities, and develop an industry that is resilient and thrives.

    Join us for a fascinating conversation on sustainability in South Australia, with wineries that are accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. Hear from winemakers and viticulturists from McLaren Vale – the most environmentally sustainable grape growing region in Australia – as well as the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley and Riverland.

    The session will be moderated by Jane Masters MW, a founding member of the Institute of Masters of Wine’s Sustainability Committee and organiser of the IMW Sustainability webinar series.

    In a conversation with Jane Masters MW, winemakers and viticulturists from Gemtree Wines, Hither & Yon, Wakefield Wines, Torbreck, Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Thistledown Wines will talk about sustainable practices across their business. From irrigation practices and canopy management, alternative grape varieties and cover crops, to alternative and innovative packaging, find out what they’re doing and what impact it is having.

    Packaging, viticultural and winemaking techniques have adapted over time and they’re continually evolving. As well as exploring current practices, the producers will reveal upcoming projects, experiments and innovations. Never standing still, the wineries are always seeking new and better ways to leave a lighter footprint on the planet and ensure their long-term viability.

    This panel discussion is one of many CONNECT Conversations to feature on Australian Wine CONNECT - a dynamic, virtual platform bringing the global wine community together to build connections with hundreds of Australian wineries for powerful commercial outcomes. It is free-to-use for all wine trade wishing to extend their knowledge of, and business reach with Australia.

    Register now and start connecting with Australian wine producers directly through the platform: connect.australianwine.com