Recruiting the next generation of talent into our wine industry

Recruiting the next generation of talent into our wine industry

There are positive global signs for the Australian wine industry through potential new markets, but the sector could be facing a major dilemma through lost talent as its ageing growers and winemakers enter retirement. Mary Retallack, viticulturist and industry leader, said the vast majority of people running vineyard properties and making wine were aged 55 and above. “As these people transition into retirement, there is a real possibility that we will lose an immense amount of knowledge and experience from the industry.”

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