Pre-1994 Roseworthy Wine Reunion - postponed

The University’s greatest priority is the health and safety of our wonderful and diverse community. To minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure, and in line with Government advice, we are postponing the Roseworthy Agricultural Wine Reunion until further notice.

The University will continue to follow Government advice, monitor the situation as it evolves, and provide event rescheduling updates.

Did you graduate in wine from the Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1994 or prior to 1994?

2020 was quite the year for everyone and we appreciate your understanding of the postponement of the Pre-1994 Roseworthy Wine Reunion.

We are delighted to confirm that this reunion will be held in 2021 and we hope that you will be able to join former classmates and staff for a special celebration of Wine at Roseworthy. Friends and partners are welcome to attend.

Wine graduates who studied at Roseworthy Agricultural College in the following disciplines and graduated in 1994 and prior to 1994 are encouraged to register for this reunion:

  • Roseworthy Diploma in Oenology
  • Associate Diploma in Wine Marketing
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology
  • Graduate Diploma in Wine
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Wine (Wine Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Wine (Viticulture)

Alumni and their partners are invited to join us for fantastic night of reminiscing about days gone by and sharing plans for adventures still to come. There will also be a complimentary afternoon tour of the teaching and research wine making facilities of the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory at the University's Waite Campus (map), prior to the dinner.

  Tour Reunion Dinner
Date: Saturday 24 July 2021 Saturday 24 July 2021
Time: 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm 6.30 pm 'til late
Venue:

Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory
The Waite Campus
Urrbrae (Map)

National Wine Centre, Hickinbotham Hall
Cost: Complimentary $130.00 per person (GST inclusive), includes a scrumptious three course meal
RSVP: By Wednesday 14 July 2021 By Wednesday 14 July 2021

For more information please contact Carolyn McLean at carolyn.mclean@adelaide.edu.au or 08 8313 6356

Help us find your classmates

Over the years we have lost contact with some of your fellow graduates. To ensure as many as possible are invited to your reunion, please help us locate the alumni listed on our lost list.

Help us spread the word by sharing this event with any class mates you still keep in touch with via Facebook!

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Interested in the reunion?

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Guest speakers

For this reunion, we have organised a fantastic panel of guest speakers who will reflect on their Roseworthy days and discuss what they're up to now. The panel will be moderated by alumnus Iain Riggs AM (RDOen 1976) and we will hear from Tamara Grischy (Wine Marketing 1992) and Ian Hongell (Wine 1993).

Iain Riggs AM

Iain Riggs AM

Chief Winemaker and Managing Director, Brokenwood Wines
A wine industry veteran, Iain led the rise of Brokenwood winery, redefined Hunter Valley wine and became a leader in the region. In 2018 Iain was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to oenology, the Australian wine industry and promotion of the Hunter Valley region.

Tamara Grischy

Tamara Grischy

Head of Auctions, Langton's 
A leader in an industry full of big characters, Tamara presides over Australia's largest fine wine auction house and the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine. Tamara also owns the Silent Way winery and is a Woman of Inspiration award winner at the Australian Women in Wine Awards.

Ian Hongell

Ian Hongell

Chief Winemaker and General Manager, Torbreck Vintners Barossa Valley and Escarpment Winery Martinborough NZ
Ian’s accomplishments include a 2009 scholar at the Len Evens Tutorial, staring in Tyson Stetzer’s TV mini-series, People of the Vines and is a highly sought after wine show judge, both nationally and regionally. In 2016 Ian was appointed by the fraternity order of the Barossa as a “Baron of the Barossa” in recognition for service to the Barossa community and winemaking.
 

2018 Reunion 94-98 Agriculture Reunion

What to expect at the reunion

This reunion will be the perfect opportunity to catch-up with old friends and teachers over a sumptuous dinner at the beautiful National Wine Centre. You will have the opportunity to meet professors and mentors from your time at the University. 

Details of the event proceedings will be updated as we get closer to the event.