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Alternative varieties

Australian Wine Discovered Education Program

From Grüner Veltliner in Adelaide Hills to Sangiovese in McLaren Vale, the diversity and distinction of every alternative variety in Australia shows it’s a movement that’s fast becoming a mainstay on our wine stage.

Educator guide

Detailed topic information, as well as tips on how to best facilitate your event and tasting.

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Program contents

  • What is an ‘alternative’ variety?
  • History
  • Persistence and patience of Australian winemakers
  • Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
  • Reasons behind the rise of alternative varieties
  • Leading alternative varieties in Australia, including regions, styles and producers (Vermentino, Grüner Veltliner, Fiano, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Nero d'Avola and more)

Presentation slides

A highly-visual presentation to convey key points and bring your tasting to life,
as well as a printable handout of presentation slides with space for notes.

Videos

Video material is available for this program. 

All videos are available for download from the Wine Australia Digital Asset Library. REGISTER AS A USER TO GAIN ACCESS

McLaren Vale Alternative Varieties - Feature video

Provides topical insights from Australian winemakers, experts and others. Available with and without Mandarin subtitles.

Length: 01.56 min

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How is red wine made? - Feature video

Provides topical insights from Australian winemakers, experts and others.

Length: 02.47 min

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How is white wine made? - Feature video

Provides topical insights from Australian winemakers, experts and others.

Length: 02.35 min

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Complementary resources

Attendance certificates and editable tasting lists, sheets and mats to use for tastings.

Certificate of Attendance (EN)
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Tasting Sheet (EN)
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Tasting Mat A3 (EN)
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Tasting List (EN)
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