Skills for the Barossa Wine Industry

Thank you for your interest in the Barossa Wine School that RDA Barossa and Barossa Grape & Wine Association is delivering with funding from the Department of State Development's Jobs First WorkReady grant program.  We are really excited about the opportunities that this program presents. Fully industry supported and strongly linked with many employing businesses in the region!

Applications under the fully subsidised program HAVE NOW CLOSED.  Please keep an eye on this site for future opportunities as we hope to run the Barossa Wine School again in the next financial year.

If you are interested in undertaking the program, the full fee paying opportunity is still open and available.  Please see below for more information.

What: Delivering units one and two of the Barossa Wine School 

Level 1: Barossa Enthusiast

An introduction to viticulture and wine making in the Barossa, experience 6 wines, including a ‘Rare & Distinguished’ wine from the region.

  • Learn about the European heritage of the Barossa.
  • Recognise the ‘hero’ wines of the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley (Shiraz and Riesling), and discover some of the emerging wine styles and alternative varieties.
  • Uncover the secret ingredients of the Barossa – food and wine.
  • Communicate with confidence on these points

Level 2: Barossa Specialist

A comprehensive program exploring the variety of grapes and wine styles in the Barossa, supported by a exploring 24 wines.

  • An in-depth look at Barossa Shiraz, including the history, flavours, stylistic expressions, blends and modern directions of this ‘hero’ variety.
  • Uncovering the beauty of Eden Valley Riesling flavours, styles and modern directions.
  • A chance to discover some of the many varietal wines and blends produced in the Barossa, such as Rosé, Sparkling Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Tempranillo.
  • Learn about, and experience, the Barossa “Old Vines” and “Rare and Distinguished” wines.

This training program encapsulates region wide information specifically about Barossa wine, wine styles, grape varieties, geographical indications Barossa grounds, Barossa’s history, diversity and impact of the five generations of wine makers and grape growers. The students come away with a thorough understanding of how the Barossa is where it is today, why the wines are the way they are (soil, climate, landscape and technical applications) and where the Barossa is going.  

Where: Barossa Tafe SA campus, Old Kapunda Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355 



Who: If you are working over 17 hours a week.

Cost: $355

When: 24 – 25 May 2017

How: to register for this training click here. Registrations close 22 May 2017

 *there is a minimum of 15 participants. If we don’t meet the minimum target we will return your money.



 For all enquiries please contact Charlotte Williams or Meagan Stapleton on 8563 3603

This project is funded by the Government of South Australia’s Skills for Jobs in Regions initiative – Industry Links Retail & Hospitality Project and is delivered in partnership with Regional Development Australia Barossa.

If you need some assistance with your covering letter and resume, please contact Stephen Birch 8563 3603 who is the Career Coach with the Barossa Career Service.