The wine industry has today (June 1) kicked off its biggest ever investment in telling Australia’s fine wine story to an international audience with the inaugural Landmark Australia Tutorial.

Wine Australia is hosting 12 of the world’s most influential wine media and educators in the Barossa Valley for the five-day celebration of the nation’s wine, food, hospitality and tourism before moving on to other regions in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.

More than 200 of Australia’s top wines will be presented by the country’s leading winemakers and commentators over the week, which will also include an original series of seminars.

One highly anticipated masterclass will feature sought-after wines including the 1954 Seppelt Great Western Hermitage K72 Shiraz, the first vintage of Penfolds Grange (1955) and an extremely rare 1955 Wynns Coonawarra Estate ‘Michael’ Hermitage. 

A Slow Food/Slow Wine evening will also showcase the best of the Barossa’s local produce and the new wave of alternative varietals and sustainably-grown wines.

Wine Australia’s general manager of market development, Paul Henry, said the Landmark Australia Tutorial would create an important forum for people to discover and debate.

“It should serve as a rallying point for informed wine opinion and aspires to be the most influential residential wine course in the world,” Henry said.

“It certainly promises to be the most authoritative and extensive exploration of Australian fine wine yet undertaken.”

Anyone interested can watch the action and respond throughout the week by contributing to Wine Australia’s blog or via Twitter.

The Shout Team

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