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Thursday 31 March 2016

Fancy a couple of days in Tasmania exploring the wines?

Fancy a couple of days in Tasmania sampling the best wines from the island state? 

That is what is on offer from Wine Tasmania - but there is, of course, a catch. 

To snag one of the 10 spots on the trip in June you need to be involved in the wine industry. 

Over two days in late June, 10 selected wine trade representatives will taste their way around the island, meeting wine producers and sampling their wines, as well as a food, cider or whisky producer or two, whilst soaking up the breathtaking scenery and lifestyle of the island.

Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies said that visiting Tasmania was the best way to experience Tasmania and its wine  - and to gain an appreciation of its diversity.

“We’ll be showing (and tasting) as much of Tasmania as we can squeeze into two days!

“This is an outstanding opportunity for wine trade representatives to experience for themselves the spectacular island we are privileged to call home.

“With around 40% of Tasmania’s wine being sold on-island to enthusiastic visitors and supportive locals, visiting is the best way to taste the breadth and diversity of wines available.

“This is the third year we have presented this trade visitation program, with application numbers growing from 115 in 2014 to 155 last year, and even more interest expected this year. The feedback from the trade visitors we have hosted to date has been particularly positive, with more Tasmanian wines appearing on restaurant wine lists and wine retail shelves as a direct result.”

The visitation program is open to people currently employed in the wine trade, including but not limited to sommeliers, restaurateurs, food and beverage, retail and wholesale representatives. Applicants must be in a position of authority for wine purchasing decisions and available to travel to Tasmania on Sunday 26 June and Monday 27 June. 

Interested trade representatives are invited to submit their interest by Friday 13 May via a simple application form:

A selection committee will review expressions of interest and confirmed participants will be announced by Monday 23 May.

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