Coupled with the strong sales numbers, wineries continue to seek to boost their staff levels. The Winery Job Index hit a record for March. The growth in hiring activity is being fueled by a higher number of job postings in the winemaking and hospitality sectors. Jobs in the winemaking category jumped 31% over 2013 and the hospitality category rose by 10%. The overall index grew by 15% over March 2013.
The Institute has confirmed that the Symposium already has over 400 delegates, from more than 30 countries, attending the event, which is open to all wine professionals with a serious interest in the future of our industry. 124 Masters of Wine will be present, which is also a new record