ProWein 2018 18 - 20 Mar 2018
Messe Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
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Hall 9, Stand F06

Australian wine took centre stage at ProWein 2018, the world’s biggest annual wine trade fair, with 75 wineries, 14 events and more than 500 wines showcased on the Wine Australia stand.

ProWein, held annually in Düsseldorf in Germany, saw a record number of guests in 2018: more than 60,000 trade visitors from 133 countries attended over the course of the three-day fair. This year also marked Wine Australia’s biggest presence at the fair, with more wineries, wines and events than previous years.

The Wine Australia programme at ProWein focused on the diversity of Australian wine, from renowned regions like McLaren Vale and Yarra Valley to less familiar regions such as New England and Great Southern. Still, sparkling, sweet and fortified wines were on show, plus 42 different grape varieties.

Guests participated in regional tastings, master classes, networking happy hours with drinks and canapés, an evening ‘Sneaky Tasting’, and tastings in collaboration with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Themes of events included cool climate regions, Iberian varieties, old vines, and organic and biodynamic winemaking. 

The stand had even more meeting space than last year and this proved a great asset for the exhibiting wineries and visitors. Across the three days, the space was constantly being used for appointments with key buyers and influencers from across Europe, Asia and America.

Winery participation 

Exhibitor registration for ProWein 2019 has closed, but we are taking expressions of interest for other events. Register for UK and Europe market programs.

Media releases

26 Mar 2018 - Largest showing of Australian wine at ProWein as global exports soar

27 Feb 2018 - Wine Australia launches The Wine Bar at largest ProWein stand

Feature tastings

30 minute tastings led by industry experts and winemakers, which will take place in the educational area of the Wine Australia stand.

Sunday 18 March
11.00 – 11.30 Crisp & Classic: Australian Riesling
Crisp & Classic: Australian Riesling
When
Sunday, 11.00 – 11.30
Presented by
Wine Australia

From the first plantings in 1838, Australia is now the world’s 3rd biggest Riesling producer. Experience the freshness, balance and longevity of Rieslings that have earned international acclaim.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

15.00 – 15.30 Warm & Cool: The Diversity of Australian Shiraz
Warm & Cool: The Diversity of Australian Shiraz
When
Sunday, 15.00 – 15.30
Presented by
Wine Australia

Different regions, climates and winemaking techniques mean there isn’t just one style of Australian Shiraz. Explore the diversity of Australia’s most planted variety and uncover regional characteristics.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

Monday 19 March
11.00 – 11.30 Iconic & Unique: Australia’s Old Vines
Iconic & Unique: Australia’s Old Vines
When
Monday, 11.00 – 11.30
Presented by
Wine Australia

Even though Australia is considered the New World, it has some of the world’s oldest vines dating back to the 1840s. Learn more about these treasured old vines and the fine wines they produce.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

15.00 – 15.30 Signature Style: Australian Unique Terroir
Signature Style: Australian Unique Terroir
When
Monday, 15.00 – 15.30
Presented by
Wine Australia

With 65 regions and wide spectrum of styles, Australia’s wine offering is rich and complex. Discover the diversity of the people who craft them and the unique regional characteristics of their origins.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

Tuesday 20 March
12.00 – 12.30 Emerging Trends: Iberian Varieties Aussie Style
Emerging Trends: Iberian Varieties Aussie Style
When
Tuesday, 12.00 – 12.30
Presented by
Wine Australia

Aussie winemakers’ love to experiment and diversity of regions mean Portuguese and Spanish varieties are finding a second home. Familar with Iberian varieties? Taste a new wave: Australia’s own expression.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

Regional tastings

45 minute to one hour tastings led by industry experts and winemakers, which will take place in the educational area of the Wine Australia stand.

Monday 19 March
10.00 – 10.45 The Riverland's Sustainable Future
The Riverland's Sustainable Future
When
Monday, 10.00 – 10.45
Presented by
Phillip Reedman MW

Join Phillip Reedman MW to find out why the Riverland is at the forefront of sustainable winemaking and how the producers are embracing organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

14.00 – 14.45 Australia’s New England: New Wave Wines
Australia’s New England: New Wave Wines
When
Monday, 14.00 – 14.45
Presented by
Wine Australia

Discover unusual varieties and extraordinary blends from Australia’s New England. The exciting line-up from Topper’s Mountain and Jilly Wine Co includes a wild fermented Petit Manseng and a Pinotage Viognier.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

16.00 – 16.45 Cool maritime Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Cool maritime Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
When
Monday, 16.00 – 16.45
Presented by
Wine Australia

Surrounded by water on three sides, Mornington Peninsula has a rugged coastal landscape with vineyards amongst gentle undulating countryside.

Discover the quality and elegance of these cool climate wines.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

Tuesday 20 March
10.30 – 11.30 McLaren Vale’s Grenache Greats
McLaren Vale’s Grenache Greats
When
Tuesday, 10.30 – 11.30
Presented by
Sarah Ahmed

Explore McLaren Vale’s climatic diversity through its premium internationally-recognised Grenache in a tasting led by McLaren Vale Ambassador Sarah Ahmed.

Where: 9F02 Wine Australia

Green Australia Master Class

Sunday 18 March

16.00 – 17.00

Join Wine Australia’s Mark Davidson to compare organic and biodynamic wines, learn about sustainable practices, and discover how water management and alternative varieties are combatting climate change. See invitation here.

Where: Hall 10, ProWein Forum.

WSET Tastings

30 minute tastings held on the WSET stand - Hall EN Stand 05.

Sunday 18 March
10.00 – 10.30 Australian Semillon (English)
Australian Semillon (English)
When
Sunday, 10.00 – 10.30
Presented by
Thomas Curtius

One variety, three regions at a blind tasting. We will assess three white wines to show how you can identify the variety and its regional origin through its aroma and palate characteristics.

Where: Hall EN Stand 05

13.00 – 13.30 Australian Semillon (German)
Australian Semillon (German)
When
Sunday, 13.00 – 13.30
Presented by
Thomas Curtius

Eine Rebsorte, drei Regionen in einer Blindverkostung Zusammen werden wir drei Weißweine bewerten, um zu zeigen, wie man die Rebsorte und die regionale Herkunft durch Aroma, Geschmack und Struktur identifiziert.

Where: Hall EN Stand 05.

The Wine Bar - Taste and Talk

The Wine Bar in the middle of the Wine Australia stand is the place for great wine and great conversation. Hosted by Mark Davidson, Wine Australia’s Education Manager, you’ll make new discoveries, taste regional diversity and hear the stories behind the wines.

Where: 9F06 Wine Australia

The Wine Bar Program

Visitors can pop by The Wine Bar anytime for a free-pour tasting, or visit between 13.00 – 14.00 for a tutored tasting. The Wine Bar has different themes each day as outlined below:

Sunday 18 March

10.00 – 14.00

Cool maritime Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Signature Style: Australian Unique Terroir

Sunday 18 March

14.00 – 17.00

Crisp & Classic: Australian Riesling

Emerging Trends: Iberian Varieties Aussie Style 

Monday 19 March

10.00 – 14.00

Green Australia

Australia’s New England: New Wave Wines

Monday 19 March

14.00 – 17.00

The Riverland's Sustainable Future

Iconic & Unique: Australia’s Old Vines

Tuesday 20 March

10.00 – 14.00

Warm & Cool: The Diversity of Australian Shiraz

McLaren Vale’s Grenache Greats

Happy Hour

Join us at the end of the day to unwind with drinks and canapés on the Wine Australia stand. From Vale Lager to Croser NV Sparkling, there’ll be something for everyone. See invitation here.

Sunday 18 March and Monday 19 March

17.00 – 18.00

Where: 9F06 Wine Australia

Participating wineries and wine lists

Alpha Box & Dice View wine list
Angove Family Winemakers View wine list
Apricus Hill View wine list
Ashton Hills Vineyards View wine list
AT Richardson Wines View wine list
BB Tasmanian Estates  View wine list
Bleasdale Vineyards View wine list
Brown Brothers  View wine list
Cape Mentelle View wine list
Costanzo & Sons Vineyard View wine list
Dandelion Vineyards  View wine list
d'Arenberg View wine list
Eccentric Wines View wine list
Elderton Wines View wine list
Ferngrove Wines View wine list
First Drop Wines View wine list
Fowles Wine View wine list
Fox Creek View wine list
Gatt Wines View wine list
Gemtree Organic & Biodynamic Wines View wine list
George Wyndham View wine list
Harewood Estate View wine list
Haselgrove Wines View wine list
Hastwell & Lightfoot View wine list
Heirloom Vineyards View wine list
Henry's Drive View wine list
Hentley Farm View wine list
Hither & Yon View wine list
Hope Estate View wine list
Howard Park  View wine list
Idyll Wine Co View wine list
Innocent Bystander View wine list
Irvine Wines View wine list
Jacob's Creek View wine list
Jeanneret View wine list
Jim Barry Wines View wine list
Kay Brothers View wine list
Langmeil Winery Barossa View wine list
Leabrook Estate  View wine list
Lome View wine list
Lou Miranda Estate View wine list
MadFish Wines View wine list
McWilliam's Family Wines  View wine list
Mount Langi Ghiran View wine list
Mount Pleasant  View wine list
Pacha Mama View wine list
Palmetto Wine Co View wine list
Paxton Organic-Biodynamic Wines  View wine list
Penley Estate View wine list
Pfeiffer Wines View wine list
Plan B! Wines View wine list
Printhie Wines View wine list
Quarisa Wines / Johnny Q View wine list
Robert Oatley Vineyards View wine list
Route du Van View wine list
Schild Estate View wine list
Schwarz Wine Co  View wine list
Serafino Wines View wine list
Soumah Wines View wine list
St Hugo View wine list
Stella Bella View wine list
Tar & Roses View wine list
Terre à Terre View wine list
Tertini Wines View wine list
Thompson Estate View wine list
Tyrrell's Wines View wine list
Voyager Estate  View wine list
Wakefield View wine list
Wirra Wirra  View wine list
Xanadu View wine list
Yering Station View wine list

Need more information on participating wineries?

For more information, email Camilla Coste at europe@wineaustralia.com

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