Fellowship

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Are you the next AAVWS Ambassador?

The AAVWS Fellowship is sponsored by Amsat Oak

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 2019 fellowship activities include:

Return travel to Mildura from Wednesday 6th / Thursday 7th November to Sunday 10 November 2019.
Breakfast and dinner each day.
Accommodation at Quality Hotel Mildura Grand Hotel.
Free ticket to all events including:

  • Festa del Sangiovese – Thursday 7 November
  • Visit to AAVWS show judging venue for trophy judging – Friday 8 November
  • Tour of Chalmers Italian variety vineyard – Friday 8 November
  • AAVWS Talk and Taste: The Future is Now – Friday 8 November
  • AAVWS Show Tasting – Saturday 9 November
  • AAVWS Awards Long Lunch – Saturday 9 November
  • Recovery Breakfast with judges – Sunday 10 November

2019 AAVWS Fellowship Application – DEADLINE 30 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 anywhere in Australia.  If you apply you must be available to travel to Mildura on the evening of Wednesday 6th or early morning of Thursday 7th November returning home on Sunday 10th November.

Please email your one page* pdf application to info@aavws.com by close of business on Friday 30st August 2019

*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.

2019 AAVWS Fellow – Grant Scicluna

Read about Grant here

2018 AAVWS Fellow – Simone Madden-Grey

Read about Simone here

Read about Simone’s experience in Mildura here

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.