Cancelled courses as a response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to current circumstances and advice surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Australian Wine Industry Association has made the decision to cancel all National Wine Education & Training Centre (NWETC) courses up until the end of June 2020.

All those booked into these courses will be contacted individually with the offer of a voucher to be used for rebooking a course once they have resumed, or a full refund.

If you have any questions at all regarding this decision or on NWETC courses generally, please contact Claire Wald on 82229271 or

Cellar Door Fest 2020

We are excited to be joining in the fun at this year’s Cellar Door Fest where we will be presenting a selection of Masterclasses and also have a stand in the main hall.

2020 is the special 10th birthday edition of the Cellar Door Fest as it celebrates South Australia’s best with over 150 local wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers all under one roof at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

If you want to learn more about wine, come and talk with us about joining our wine education courses. We cater to a range of interests and palates – from those looking to simply have fun wine times with family and friends through to those looking to work in the wine industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter Red Wine Masterclass Series

Want to learn more about red wine? Join our Winter Red Wine Masterclass Series!
Over each of the winter months we are offering Masterclasses to help you get better acquainted with our most celebrated red wine varieties.

Bookings available online or email

$79 per person per session or $65 for groups of three or more.

Masterclass One – Shiraz

Thursday June 27th 6-8pm

Whether it’s producing big, bold blockbusters or supple, spicy specialties, Shiraz is South Australia’s most famous winegrape. At this session you will taste through eight Shiraz examples covering various regions, styles and vintages. Presented by Adelaide Hills winemaker and educator Hylton McLean (Honey Moon Vineyard).

Masterclass Two –  The Cabernets

Thursday July 18th 6-8pm

Elegant, mysterious, delicious – enter the distinguished world of The Cabernets. At this session you will taste through eight wines to learn more about Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet blends. Presented by Adelaide Hills winemaker and educator Hylton Mclean featuring guest winemaker Greg Follett (Lake Breeze, Langhorne Creek).

Masterclass Three – Grenache

Friday August 16th 6-8pm

Grenache produces some of the most sumptuous wines in the world and South Australia is home to some truly treasured examples. Once upon a time Grenache was blended and fortified beyond recognition but is now taking its rightful place as one of our premier varietals. At this session you will taste through eight Grenache examples.


RESERVED – 10 wineries pop-up at the South Australian Museum

Take off your ugg boots, get out from under that blanket, and shake yourself and your friends out of their winter hibernation for an evening – it’s time to socialise with a wine in hand.

Ten wineries are popping up in the foyer and Mammals Gallery of the South Australian Museum on Friday, July 13, all of whom are keen to share with you some very drinkable treats – wines that have been resting and maturing in preparation for this very moment.

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Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a NWETC Gift Voucher!

This Christmas, rather than giving something that will only collect dust, why not give the gift of an exciting (and educational) experience!

The National Wine Education & Training Centre’s gift vouchers are the ideal gift for the wine lover interested in developing their palate, or a novice just starting off on their wine appreciation adventure.


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The NWETC at Champagne Fest

The National Wine Centre’s always popular Champagne Fest was held Sunday, October 29th, 2018 and the National Wine Education & Training Centre was lucky enough to be involved. NWETC wine educator Yaelle Satlman presented two sparkling wine masterclasses, each one full with eager bubbly-lovers looking to learn more about their favourite wine style.

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50 masterclasses, 540 bottles of wine & 2,000 people through the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show’s Cellar Door Experience

The NWETC has just finished hosting the Cellar Door Experience at the Royal Adelaide Show.

Now in its 14th year, the Cellar Door Experience sees the NWETC collaborate with the Royal Horticultural Society to present one of the most popular attractions in the Foodland Taste SA pavilion. Over ten days, from 1 -10 September, NWETC wine educators conducted 5 wine appreciation sessions per day, with some sessions matching wine with cheese from B. -d. Farms Paris Creek and smallgoods from Barossa Fine Foods.

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International Student Australian Wine Showcase 2017

More than 150 international university students studying in Adelaide experienced a taste of Australia on Wednesday the 16th August at the Australian Wine Showcase 2017, held at the National Wine Centre.

The seventh annual Australian Wine Showcase was a collaborative event, with Wine Australia, Study Adelaide, the National Wine Centre and us here at the NWETC and introduces the students to an impressive range of Australian wine and familiarise students with producers from more than 20 Australian wine regions.

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The Cellar Door Festival 2017 – Blind Wine Game

The Cellar Door Festival 2017 is here and the NWETC will be there to meet with you all and speak about the wine appreciation courses we have on offer in 2017.

We will also be playing a little game with those who come to our stand – our Len Evans inspired wine options game!

So if you’re coming to the CDF 2017 come and visit and see whether you can guess the mystery wine we are pouring…


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Purchase a NWETC Gift Voucher Online – The perfect gift for every wine lover

‘Tis the season and what could make your loved ones more jolly than gifting them the opportunity to learn more about their favourite elixir!

Don’t just buy your boss a bottle, your buddy a bubbly or your mum a magnum, give the gift of an experience to add to their collection rather than one more thing likely to only collect dust.

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