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Monday 15 May 2017

Fancy a wine-soaked weekend in Tasmania?

If you work in the wine industry and have a role that involves sales, then you might fancy a weekend exploring some of the finest vineyards in Tasmania. 

Wine Tasmania, the state's umbrella body, has issued an invitation for Australian wine trade representatives to participate in a wine-focused visit to Tasmania in July.

On a two-day visit on July 23-24, 10 selected wine trade representatives will meet wine producers, sample their wines and taste their way around the island. The visit will also include the opportunity to sample Tasmania’s outstanding food and perhaps visit a boutique distiller or cider producer. 

Wine Tasmania chief executive Sheralee Davies (below) said that visiting Tasmania was the best way to experience the island and its wine and to gain an appreciation of its diversity.

“This program provides an outstanding opportunity for wine trade representatives to experience our wines amongst our relaxed island lifestyle and spectacular scenery. We’ll be showing (and tasting) as much of Tasmania as we can squeeze into two days,” she said.

“Close to half of Tasmania's modest wine production is only available on-island, so visiting is really the best way to find out more about the unique place that is Tasmania and the wines it produces.”

“This is the fourth trade visitation program we have presented, with an average of more than 130 applications received annually. The feedback from the trade visitors we have hosted in the past has been particularly positive, with more Tasmanian wines appearing on restaurant wine lists and wine retail shelves as a direct result.”

The 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 July 23-24. 

Interested trade representatives are invited to submit their interest by June 12 using this form:
Confirmed participants will be announced on June 26.

This program is presented by Wine Tasmania, with support from the Tasmanian Government Department of State Growth and this story is based on a press release. 

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