Annual General Meeting 

 When: Monday, September 26th, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
 Where: Rising Sun Hotel, Stables, Auburn

5pm - 6pm: Drinks and Nibbles with members of Clare Valley Winemakers Inc

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2016 AGM.

The upcoming AGM will be held at 3.30pm on Monday, September 26th at the Stables, Rising Sun Hotel, Auburn. This will be followed by drinks with members of the Clare Valley Winemakers Association at 5pm.  More information soon.

Member Session on Amalgamation Well Attended.

Thank you to many members who attended the "Have Your Say" session on amalgamation.  John Bastian facilitated the session, presenting information on proposed organisational and operational structures, funding models and strategic aims of an amalgamated organisation.  Click here to see the presentation.

New Release - Managing Eutupa DieBack Grower Resource Kit 

Take a look at the newly released "Managing Eutypa Dieback" grower resource kit, including a series of factsheets and video clips, in our 'Information and  Resources' section.

2016 Phylloxera Board Winegrape Crush Survey

Statistics about the Clare Valley grape crush for 2016 have been released, showing an annual crush of about 21,000 tonnes up 25% on last years crush. The average price of the major red varieties increased despite increased tonnage with the price of Shiraz increasing by $158/t to $1,424/t.  The results for white varieties were mixed.  Area undervine in the Clare Valley remains at about 5,200ha.  

Refresher training session - Assessment of Eutypa Dieback - 29th September 2016

Eutypa dieback assessment training was run in November 2015, encouraging all Clare Valley grape growers to monitor the incidence of the disease in thier vineyards.  Grape growers were encouraged to assess vineyard blocks and submit these assessements to be collated by the association.  As vine canopies were larger than desirable, many growers decided to wait until the coming season to do their eutypa dieback assessment.  A refresher training session will be held on the 29th September 2016 after which the association will be calling for all growers to get involved in assessing their own blocks as part of a coordinated regional program.

Clare Region Winegrape Growers Association Committee 2015-16

President: Troy van Dulken
Vice President: Ben Mitchell
Treasurer: Peter Burner
Secretary: Alister Sandow
General Committee: Kerry Ward, David Olssen, Geoff Lewis, Andrew Pike (CVWI rep), Roy Crabb (CVVIS rep), John Barry, James Arnold, Aaron Ackland.

 

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