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Led by acclaimed journalist, drinks writer and author Katie Spain as emcee, the 2024 Australian Cabernet Symposium will showcase a stellar line-up of Australian and international experts who are all passionate about the world of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Focusing on the 2024 theme Supporting Cabernet Sauvignon into the Future, our comprehensive programme will bring attendees up to speed with the latest Cabernet developments occurring in the fields of wine research, viticulture, winemaking and marketing both in Australia and overseas.

Topics of discussion include:

  • What the Napa Valley is doing in the face of a changing climate
  • Carbon neutral/ Zero Carbon Vineyards and Wineries
  • Methoxypyrazines and Rootstocks
  • Berry Shrivel Breathalyser for Berries
  • Australian Cabernet Insights and Stats


  • Clonal Trials in Margaret River
  • Innovative Cabernet featuring wines from Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, Coonawarra and Margaret River

Live panel sessions will also take place, featuring our star-studded line up of presenters.

We’re still finalizing the programme and will publish it on this page shortly, so please check again soon.



Join Day 1 of the Australian Coonawarra Symposium (ACS) live from the symposium hub at Parker Coonawarra Estate or the satellite venue at Margaret River HEART.

There are a range of ticketing options to choose from, as well as discounts for members of the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council, Coonawarra Vignerons, and Wines of Western Australia.

Symposium Coonawarra 8:45 AM – 4:55 PM [ACST]

Symposium Margaret River 8:00 AM – 3:55 PM [AWST]

Following the conference formalities, dinner events will follow in each state.  Symposium

Symposium Dinner Coonawarra  6:30 PM at Parker Coonawarra Estate

Symposium Dinner Margaret River  6:30 PM at The River Hotel, 40 Wallcliffe Road



Coonawarra Ag Tech Field Demonstration Tour

9AM- 1:30PM, starting at Penley Estate with catering and refreshments provided. More details to come.



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