Skip to main content

Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador for SA


The state’s membership in the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Global Network has been elevated following the appointment of internationally celebrated winemaker, Peter Gago to the role of Adelaide/South Australia’s Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador.

The inaugural ambassadorship will help drive the promotion of the state’s premium wine reputation in international markets.

The appointment of wine and tourism leaders from each member city of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network opens the possibilities for collaboration.

Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago said he’s honoured to be involved as the global ambassador for South Australia.

“Elevating the state’s wine profile on an international stage increases the exposure for our premium wine labels and raises the bar for us as a wine capital – we’re now benchmarking against regions like Bordeaux and this gives us the opportunity to learn from their experience and insights,” said Mr Gago.

To further accelerate wine industry education, innovation and research, a new partnership has also been formally announced by the University of Adelaide and KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux.

The international partnership will provide students, teachers and researchers with opportunities to participate in joint projects as well as study tours and overseas exchange programs with the internationally-acclaimed French wine region.

The collaboration leverages the State Government’s French Engagement Strategy, deepening ties with Bordeaux and promoting opportunities for greater collaboration and knowledge transfer in wine as well as tourism, food and research.

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network includes the internationally renowned wine regions of San Francisco/Napa Valley (US), Bordeaux (France), Bilbao/Rioja (Spain), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), Valparaìso/Casablanca Valley (Chile), and newest member, Verona (Italy).

Adelaide/South Australia joined on 1 July 2016; find out more at www.adelaidegreatwinecapital.com.au.

Image Caption: South Australia’s reputation as a premium wine producer will grow following the appointment of a Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador.

Local schools selected to launch their prototypes into space

Seven South Australian school teams have been shortlisted and selected to build and send experiments into space as part of the SA Schools Space Mission.

article image

Read More

Local company flicks switch on battery powered Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of South Australia is now being powered with the help of large-scale smart energy storage from South Australian company SIMEC ZEN Energy.

article image

Read More

A new era of care for SA veterans

A new $15 million veterans’ mental health precinct located at Glenside Health Service Campus was officially opened today, marking a new era for South Australian veterans receiving specialist mental health care.

article image

Read More

Local defence companies on show at Pacific 2017

South Australian defence businesses will promote their capabilities to some of the world’s leading defence companies at the three-day Pacific Maritime Exhibition in Sydney, starting today.

article image

Read More