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2024 Working with Wine seminar dates, guest speakers and topics are listed below.

Please note you will only be allowed to attend both seminars if you pass the entrance exam held on February 20th. 

Venues of seminars will be updated as confirmed. 


Seminar One

Exploring Piedmont


Presented by Andrea Ostorero of Paolo Scavino & Rocche Costamagna’s Alessandro Locatelli.


We last did a deep dive into Piedmont in 2014 and what was intense interest in the region back then has grown to fever pitch now.


This most beautiful and evocative of regions has no peer on the planet when it comes to coaxing the magisterial power and grace from Nebbiolo.

BRISBANE - Monday 20th May 2024

SYDNEY - Tuesday 21st May 2024

MELBOURNE - Wednesday 22nd May 2024

ADELAIDE - Monday 27th May 2024

PERTH - Tuesday 28th May 2024

Seminar Two


Presented by Arnaud Gimonnet of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils and the inimitable Laurent d’ Harcourt from Champagne Pol Roger coupled with Jennifer Doyle from Jansz Tasmania & Kate Laurie from Deviation Road.

Trends come and go in the world of wine, but our thirst for great fizz remains the one true constant.


This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the contemporary world of high quality sparkling wine, both from the source and some Southern Hemisphere superstars.


Explore how traditional methods remain vital in a modern world, look at how innovation is key to maintaining long established standards and seek to understand the intricate art of making the wines the world loves so much.

BRISBANE - Monday 15th July 2024

SYDNEY - Tuesday 16th July 2024

MELBOURNE – Wednesday 17th July 2024

ADELAIDE– Monday 22nd July 2024

PERTH – Tuesday 23rd July 2024


State Finalist Interviews & Presentation Dinner

Tuesday 19th November 2024
Full Day State Finalist Interviews at Novotel Barossa
Presentation Dinner at Yalumba – Signature Cellar


Robert Hill Smith, Chairman, Yalumba Winery

“Working with Wine is an aspirational initiative which has reached deep into the wine fraternity and inspired so many whom are part of the wine trade and service industry at all levels...”
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