Masterclass: Adelaide

20 - 21 May 2017 , 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM  | Adelaide

IMW and Penfolds Masterclass, Adelaide, 20 - 21 May 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Penfolds, is organising an MW Masterclass to be held at the Magill Estate Winery in Adelaide, South Australia.

Through its members and activities, the Institute promotes excellence, interaction and learning, across all sectors of the global wine community.

As part of its annual calendar of outreach events, the Institute organises workshops and master classes to introduce its study programme and examination through showcasing participants the MW approach to wine tasting and theory topics.

The Australia programme will take place on 20 and 21 May 2017. A number of MWs will be leading the program, including Alison Eisermann Ctercteko MW, Andrea Pritzker MW and Ying Tan MW. They will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine. The class will include several tastings of different wines from different regions of the world. As well as tastings throughout the day, lunches and an evening dinner are included as part of the program and these will provide further tasting opportunities led by MWs.

Masterclass attendees who are eligible to join the MW Study Programme will be given the chance to apply online for the Study Programme in June 2017, at a discounted rate (50%) from the normal application fee.

Venue: Magill Estate, 78 Penfold Road, Magill, South Australia, 5072

Date: 20 and 21 May 2017

Open to: Interested professionals who are highly motivated in relation to the wine world and the culture of wine. The whole class will be given in English. Meeting the requirements for the MW Study Program is not a perquisite for attending the Masterclass. However, attendees wishing to be considered for entry to the Institute’s Study Program must meet the Institute’s entrance requirements – see here for more information.

Fees: $800 AUD inclusive of GST (an invoice will be issued on registration)

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Accommodation:  The Crowne Plaza in central Adelaide is offering a special rate for masterclass participants of $170 AUD per night if booked using the following link: A shuttle will be provided as part of the masterclass fee between the hotel and Penfolds each day. 

For more information and queries regarding the masterclass, please contact Emily Robinson, Institute of Masters of Wine Australasian Administrator at

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