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 2017 fellowship activities include:

Return travel to Mildura from Thursday 9 November to Sunday 12 November 2017.
Breakfast and dinner each day.
Accommodation at Quality Hotel Mildura Grand Hotel.
Free ticket to all events including:

  • French Revolution – Thursday 9 November
  • Visit to AAVWS show judging venue for trophy judging – Friday 10 November
  • Tour of Chalmers Italian variety vineyard – Friday 10 November
  • AAVWS Talk and Taste – Friday 10 November
  • AAVWS Committee & Special Guests Dinner – Friday 10 November
  • AAVWS Show Tasting – Saturday 11 November
  • AAVWS Awards Long Lunch – Saturday 11 November
  • Recovery Breakfast with judges – Sunday 12 November

 2017 AAVWS Fellowship Application

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 9th November returning home on Sunday 12th November.

Please email your one page* pdf application to info@aavws.com by close of business on Friday 25th August 2017.

*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.


2016 AAVWS Fellow was James Scarcebrook

Read about James Here

Read about James’ experience in Mildura here


Congratulations to Adam Walls our 2015 AAVWS Fellow

Learn more about Adam Walls here

Read Adam’s Post-Show blog here to see why he gave an A+ to the AAVWS and was blown away by his time in Mildura.


Sarah Limacher was the inaugural AAVWS Fellow from 2014

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.