Are you the next AAVWS Ambassador?

Do you want to join us in Mildura next November?  Launched in 2014, the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show Fellowship invites applications from wine professionals and knowledgeable enthusiasts who are excited by the opportunity to explore and celebrate Australia’s alternative varieties and share that new found fervour with their networks and industry groups.

The AAVWS Fellowship is proudly supported by Mildura Regional Development

The 2018 fellowship activities include:

Return travel to Mildura from Thursday 8 November to Sunday 11 November 2018.
Breakfast and dinner each day.
Accommodation at Quality Hotel Mildura Grand Hotel.
Free ticket to all events including:

  • Hello Spring! – Thursday 8 November
  • Visit to AAVWS show judging venue for trophy judging – Friday 9 November
  • Tour of Chalmers Italian variety vineyard – Friday 9 November
  • AAVWS Talk and Taste – Friday 9 November
  • AAVWS Committee & Special Guests Dinner – Friday 9 November
  • AAVWS Show Tasting – Saturday 10 November
  • AAVWS Awards Long Lunch – Saturday 10 November
  • Recovery Breakfast with judges – Sunday 11 November

2018 AAVWS Fellowship Application – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 AUGUST

Please provide a one page* application addressing the following ideas on why you should be selected.

What skills, networks or opportunities do you have to become an ambassador for the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show and what would you hope to get out of the experience? Let us know why you should be given this fellowship and how you will communicate your experience and your increased knowledge of alternative varieties to your peers upon returning home.

Your application must also include the following information: Full name, mailing address, email address, mobile phone number and where applicable your website URL, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter contacts.

Open to applicants across Australia and New Zealand.  If you apply you must be available to travel to Mildura on Thursday 8th November returning home on Sunday 11th November.

Please email your one page* pdf application to info@aavws.com by close of business on Friday 31st August 2018

*This is a strict limit of one A4 page, 400 words or less.  If an application is submitted with multiple pages, only the first page will be assessed.


2017 AAVWS Fellow – Katie Spain

Read about Katie here

Read about Katie’s experience in Mildura here

2016 AAVWS Fellow – James Scarcebrook

Read about James Here

Read about James’ experience in Mildura here

2015 AAVWS Fellow – Adam Walls

Learn more about Adam Walls here

Read Adam’s Post-Show blog here to see why he gave an A+ to the AAVWS

2014 inaugural AAVWS Fellow – Sarah Limacher

Want to know more? Click here to read all about her.

Want to hear about her experience? Click here to see what she thought about her visit to the AAVWS and Mildura.