2018 Rotary District Conference Silent Wine Auction

The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley is arranging a Silent Wine Auction at the District Conference being held at Faith Lutheran College 23rd to 25th March.

The proceeds will go to the R.I .Foundation, Australian Rotary Health and a Barossa Bush gardens project.

Registration and Bidding Details

Registration to obtain a bidding number can be done at the Conference in the Registration desk area.


To avoid congestion at the Conference you can pre-register for a bidding number by emailing your name, Rotary Club, mobile phone no and email address to Mark Graetz- msgra@activ8.net.au

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Margaret Lehmann, guest speaker at Barossa Conference

Margaret is one of Barossa’s food and wine pioneers, a champion of its preservation and was an integral part of the growth of Peter Lehmann Wines.

We have what I call the up and coming generation who are in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. I can say that because I am much older! They are really switched on. And the other thing is because so many people are 4th, 5th, 6th generation, coming up 7th generation – before the Barossa had been primarily a grape producing region – vignerons sold to wineries. And gradually the kids either are going to keep going as is or are going to seize control of their own vineyards. So there has been a proliferation of smaller producers – vigneron kids making wine under their own name.
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Sophie Thomson- Sophies Patch’ Guest speaker at 2018 Barossa Conference

Sophie Thomson’s enduring love affair with plants and gardening was inherited from her plant loving parents and her early training began working at the family nursery in the Adelaide Hills. What started-out as a necessity eventually became a key driver in her life as she steadily acquired in-depth knowledge of the nursery’s large collection of rare and distinctive plant varieties.

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The honorable Christopher Pyne – Guest speaker at the Barossa Conference

In 1993, at the age of 25, Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt, Christopher is the Minister for Defence Industry and Leader of the House of Representatives.
As Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher is responsible for delivering the $200 billion build up of Australia’s military capability, the largest in our peacetime history.Continue reading

Dr Tim Cooper – Guest speaker at the Barossa Conference

A fifth-generation brewer, Tim Cooper began professional life as a doctor, completing medical studies (MBBS, Adelaide) in 1979. He practised hospital medicine for nine years, working mainly in the UK as a Registrar in medicine and cardiology. He conducted medical research in Bristol to complete a Doctor of Medicine (MD, Bristol) in 1990. He has written several papers on the investigation of pulmonary embolism, along with other papers on cardiopulmonary disease. Tim took time off medicine in 1986-87 to study Brewing Science (MSc, Birmingham) before joining the family company in 1990.
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Registration Bookings now open

You are invited to register now for the 2018 Combined Rotary Conference to be held in the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre. The conference will Celebrate the Coming Together of Rotarians and Friends and feature excellent speakers sharing information about our two Districts and the plans for the future.
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