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2015 Ambassadors announced

2015 Ambassadors announced

The 2015 Barossa Young Ambassador participants met for the first time on Monday night with an informal gathering at the Tanunda Kegel Club.

Barossa Young Ambassador chairwoman, Mrs Emily Kroschel is looking forward to coming months as they work towards the Barossa Vintage Festival in April.

“This year we had well over 12 applicants for the programme and to be honest all fantastic applicants,” said Emily.

“Sarah Noack, Linda Parbs and I had to really sit down and choose the correct people that we could help improve their skills and also bring skills to the programme.”

Participants are Abbey Wilson, 21, Nuriootpa, Wanera Wine Bar; Anthea MacDonald, 18, Tanunda, Charles Melton Wines; Ben O’Dowd, 24, Nuriootpa, Barossa Cheese; Briony Kyloh, 24, Tanunda, Hentley Farm; Chloe Thomas, 21, Lyndoch, Hemera Estate; Courtney Nourse, 22, Nuriootpa, Schubert electorate office; Dana Roocke, 22, Nuriootpa, Nuriootpa Traders; Kate Matthews, 18, Greenock, Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre/Wanera Wine Bar; Laura Romeo, 23, Munno Para West, Novotel Barossa; Mitchell Boeschen, 21, Tanunda, Langmeil Wines/studying Oenology; Nicole Leaney, 24, Angaston, The Louise and Stacy Baldwin, 25, Tanunda, Visitor Information Centre – Tanunda.

These 12 young people will participate in a programme which aims to develop skills, provide mentoring and reward excellence in young adults who have an interest in promoting the Barossa.

Laura Romeo said participating in the Barossa Future Leader Programme last year where she had the chance to review the Barossa Vintage Festival she felt passionate to get involved in such a precious event to the Barossa.

“I saw it as a stepping stone to better develop my leadership skills and to use the programme as an opportunity to be involved in the Barossa Vintage Festival,” said Laura.

“I hope to greater improve my leadership skills whilst being involved in the local community. I look forward to building relationships with other participants, to share our experiences and grow into a group of young ambassadors of such a beautiful region.”

Participants will attend monthly sessions at various locations around the region and will work on a personal project to promote the Barossa which will be on display during the Barossa Vintage Festival.

Emily said the programme this year is running 100 per cent on community funding and there is still room for any community members to donate to the programme, whether that be somewhere to visit on one of the road trips or monetary for them to reach a few more targets.

For any extra information please contact Sarah Noack via email on trials@hartfieldsite.org.au