Sirromet Wines - Wine and Spirits Education Training

Introduction

ABOUT US

One of the great literary themes is the personal voyage of discovery and the joy that can be derived from casting off notional shackles and embracing new experiences. We invite you to ‘Open Up’ to Sirromet. We are proud to have collected over 800 prestigious national and international wine awards since opening in 2000.

For most of us, letting a wine ‘Open Up’ means allowing it to breathe and release its often complex flavours and aroma. Since quality wines begin on the vine, Sirromet attributes the flavour and quality of our wines to the exceptional fruit grown in our Granite Belt vineyards. With 100 hectares under vine, Sirrromet’s vineyards are located in the high altitude of Queensland’s renown Granite Belt region.

Situated at picturesque Mount Cotton, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Sirromet’s state of the art facilities offer food and wine lovers the ultimate winery experience - combining production, cellar door and 5-star restaurant, alive with unique architecture and breathtaking scenery. A visit to Sirromet is a promise of new adventures, new friendships and wonderful new discoveries.

There’s nothing more boring than being stuck in your ways. If you’re open to trying new things, Sirromet won’t disappoint. In fact, it will delight. And so will the memories you create when you ‘open up’ with Sirromet.

HISTORY

While on a visit to Victoria, Queensland entrepreneur and businessman, Terry Morris attended a dinner party with some of his friends. Terry mentioned that he had tried a great wine from Queensland’s Granite Belt to which his Victorian friends laughed and said “There’s no such thing as a great wine from Queensland.” This was the spark that Terry needed to create his vision for Sirromet.

Terry chose to land in the Granite Belt Region renowned for its unique combination of rich soil, high altitude and cool climate, providing the perfect location for growing grapes. Utilising both traditional methods and new technology, Sirromet produces exquisite quality wines recognised on the world stage.

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Certificate in Wine & Spirit Education (WSET) Level 1

Campus Full time 1 day October 2017 Australia Mount Cotton

Requires at least 2-4weeks of self study of the WSET supplied booklet before sitting the 1 day course lectures. Level 1 course includes 6 wines, lectures, study booklet and exams and any freight to and from UK. [+]

Certificate in WSET Level 1 The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. This is a fantastic result for Sirromet Wines, and a great opportunity to learn more about wine in a great systematic way, by taste, varietal, country, weather climate and so on. The course is ideal for; Staff Sommeliers Restaurant owners Bar managers Resort owners Wine lovers The WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Requires at least 2-4 weeks of self study of the WSET supplied booklet before sitting the 1 day course lectures. Level 1 course includes 6 wines, lectures, study booklet and exams and any freight to and from UK. This specification contains necessary information for both candidates and programme providers about the WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines. The main part of the document is a detailed statement of learning outcomes. These outcomes should be used by providers to prepare programmes of learning, and by candidates to plan their studies, because the examination is set to test these outcomes. The specification also provides syllabus weighting, study and examination guidance including the examination regulations. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Qualifications WSET® Awards is the qualifications division of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. We provide quality-assured qualifications that help people to know more about alcoholic beverages and to develop their tasting skills. We do this by: liaising with the drinks industry to set suitable specifications approving programme providers to offer our qualifications setting examinations issuing certificates to successful candidates. The development and awarding of WSET® accredited qualifications is the sole responsibility of WSET® Awards, the Awarding Body of The Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Qualification Frameworks The UK Government has established a new regulatory authority, the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OfQual), which regulates Awarding Organisations who offer qualifications, the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). WSET® qualifications are included in the QCF as listed below. Qualifications and Curriculum Framework Full Title : The WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines QCF Level : 1 Accreditation number 600/1504/4 Description : This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main styles of wines available to front-line staff involved in the service or sale of wine. The qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the storage and service of wines required to prepare a person for their first job in wine hospitality or retail. Full Title : The WSET® Level 1 Award in Wine Service Description : This qualification builds on the knowledge and skills taught in the Level 1 Award in Wines, and shows how these can be used in a restaurant workplace. It is ideal for anyone who needs to gain basic skills in wine service, including those wishing to make their first steps into a career as a sommelier. Full Title : The WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits QCF Level : 1 Accreditation number 600/1501/9 Description: This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main categories of spirits available to front-line staff involved in the service or sale of spirits. The qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge to prepare a person for a role in hospitality or the spirits industry. NEXT COURSE DATES 24th October for 1 day [-]

Certificate in Wine & Spirit Education (WSET) Level 2

Campus Full time 3 days November 2017 Australia Mount Cotton

Requires at least 2-3 months of self study of the WSET supplied books before sitting the 3 day course lectures. Level 2 course includes 30 wines from around the world, lectures, study books, exams and any freight to and from the UK. [+]

Certificate in WSET Level 2 Requires at least 2-3 months of self study of the WSET supplied books before sitting the 3 day course lectures. Level 2 course includes 30 wines from around the world, lectures, study books, exams and any freight to and from the UK. If you and minimum 7 other people wish to do the L1 or L2 course, and you have allocated the required self-study timing, we can create a special date and course for your group, please send details below. We require a minimum of 8 and a max of 15 people per course. Our educator is Adam Chapman. Sirromet Wines Chief Winemaker, Adam has over 30 years experience, having made wine in the Barossa, Hunter Valley, Granite Belt and South Burnett in Australia; Ardeche, Tournus, Pomerol and St Emilion in France. Armed with wine qualifications from Melbourne University, AWRI and WSET, Adam has worked with many different grapes varieties, trellis designs, weather changes, soil types, winemaking styles over the years influencing his current winemaking style at Sirromet. Adam thought it would be good to allow his knowledge to be placed down on a certified course. Adam is currently doing his WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits under his lecturer and mentor Meg Brodtmann-MW. Introduction to WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Introduction This specification contains necessary information for both candidates and Approved Programme Providers (APPs) about the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. The main part of the document is a detailed statement of the learning outcome and elements of the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. These should be used by APPs to prepare programmes of learning, and by candidates to plan their studies, because the examination is specifically set to test them. The specification also provides a list of recommended tasting samples, guidance concerning the examination (including syllabus weighting and sample examination questions) and the examination regulations. Qualification Aims The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is intended for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the broad range of wines and spirits. It is suitable wherever a sound but simple level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies for example, in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in the subject. Successful candidates will be able to interpret the labels of the major wines and spirits of the world and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation. Qualification Structure In order to meet the qualification aims there is one learning outcome. Learning Outcome Identify the key influences on wine types and styles; identify and describe the characteristics of identified still, sparkling and fortified wines; state how to store, select and serve still, sparkling and fortified wines; identify the key methods of production for international spirits and describe the styles of identified spirits. Element 1: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the factors that influence wine style. Element 2: Describe the characteristics of the principal grape varieties used in still wine production and the style and quality of wines produced from these grapes in the key wine producing countries and regions of the world. Element 3: Describe the style and quality of both still wines made from regionally important grape varieties and other regionally important named wines made in the key wine producing countries of the world. Element 4: Outline the methods used in the production of sparkling wines and describe the style of these wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world. Element 5: Outline the methods used in the production of sweet and fortified wines and describe the style of these wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world. Element 6: Outline the key principles and methods used in the production of the principal categories of international spirits and describe the styles of the spirits produced. Element 7: Demonstrate an understanding of the process and principles involved in the storage, selection and service of wine. Enrolment There are no restrictions on entry to the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. Candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course, but this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Similarly, candidates who choose not to taste alcohol for health, religious or other reasons will not find this a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Guided Learning Hours It is recommended that a candidate should allocate a minimum of 28 hours of study in order to prepare successfully for the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. The hours will usually be a combination of taught and private study time. It is recommended that the teaching delivery time be no less than 16 hours. Recommended Progression Routes The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, or an equivalent level of experience, is recommended for entry to the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits programme. NEXT COURSE DATES 7th to 9th November for 3 days - FULLY BOOKED [-]