The contest is seeking applicants from across Australia who have always dreamed of making wine but have never had the opportunity. Contestants are encouraged to apply as a team of two and be guided through the process by mentors from the wine industry. Following the selection process, contestants will need to be available throughout the year to manage the whole process – from choosing which grapes to pick, through to the design of the brand and the launch of the end result.
Each team will align with charity partners of their choice and MOJO Winemakers will award a $10,000 prize to the winning team. Proceeds from the sales of the finished wines will go to the winning team’s nominated charity. A selection process will be held in January, with grape selection and picking expected to start as early as February.
The competition will be documented in a web based reality series.
Now in its third year, Wine: Baptism of Fire is being presented for the first time by MOJO Winemakers and the competition goes national in our search for the best amateur wine making duo.
Jess Ho and Wiremu Andrews were part of Wine Baptism of Fire 2014 and said about the competition “Having the opportunity to be part of Baptism of Fire was a great way to understand the winemaking process rather than just the romantic story when the bottle is in front of you. As a bunch of rookies, not only was it fun, but it demystified the issues that wineries and winemakers face when getting the product out there.”
Applicants can register at www.winebof.com before January 22.