Australian Cabernet Symposium 2015

2nd AUSTRALIAN CABERNET SYMPOSIUM 2015

Presented by Coonawarra Wine Region, and supported by LCGWC & AGWA;

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Part of Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations 15th to 18th October

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Programme

Australian Cabernet Symposium

Thursday the 15th of October 2015

Presented in Coonawarra, Australia’s Red Wine Centre

8:00 – 8:45 Registration at Rymill Hall, McCorquindale Park, Penola 

Coffee / Tea

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome: Jane Ferrari, Yalumba Wine Company, Master of Ceremonies

Session 1    – Evolving Viticultural Paradigm

9:00 – 9:30 The history of Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s place in the world today –

Dr Peter Dry, Adj. Assoc. Professor, University of Adelaide

9:35 – 10:00 The importance of soil health for wine quality – Dr Judy Tisdall, LaTrobe University

10:05 – 10:35 The next generation of disease resistant grapevines – Dr Ian Dry, CSIRO

10:40 – 11:00 Cabernet in balance, Coonawarra’s seasonal challenge –

Allen Jenkins, Wynns Coonawarra Estate

11:00 – 11:10 Question time

Morning Tea Provided by Coonawarra Store

Session 2    – Enhancing Cabernet Expression

11:30 – 12:00 Understanding the complexities of Cabernet Sauvignon from grape-wine Dr Mark Matthews, UC Davis

12.00 – 12.10 Questions

12:15 – 12:35 A Winemaker’s Cabernet Sauvignon profile –

Virginia Willcock, Chief winemaker Vasse Felix

12:40 –  1:00 Making Cabernet Sauvignon in Coonawarra –

Pete Weinberg, Chief winemaker Brands Laira

1:05 – 1:25 Tannin Updates – Dr Paul Smith, AWRI

1:30 – 1:40 Question time

Lunch Provided by Coonawarra Store

Session 3    – Sharing Exceptional Cabernet

2:30 – 2:50 Insights into Cabernet Sauvignon Marketing – Andre Eikmeier, Vinomofo

2:55 – 3:25 Growing and making Cabernet to be a reflection of place –

Andrew Caillard, Langton’s & Woolworths Liquor Group

3:30 – 4:00 Coonawarra in China, building relationships and community – Local Panel Review 

4:00 – 4:20 Questions

4:20 – 4:30 Wrap up : Jane Ferrari

5:30 pm Drinks and Canapés, Penola Sports Club

6:00 pm Cabernet and dinner, Penola Sports Club


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