We work closely with partners to build the prosperity of the Australian grape and wine community. Our partners include grapegrowers, winemakers and the Australian Government, national, state and regional sector associations, research providers, international regulators, the wine trade, media and consumers.
The Australian Government is a contributor of research, development and extension funding - matching dollar-for-dollar the levy investment from Australia's grapegrowers and winemakers. We also work closely with the Australian Government to enhance market opportunities and reduce barriers to trade.
Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated is the national sector body that represents Australia's grape and wine producers on political, social and regulatory issues across the production and supply chain. It is Wine Australia's representative organisation under the Wine Australia Act 2013. Australian Grape and Wine was created on 1 February 2019, after the merger of The Winemakers' Federation of Australia and Australian Vignerons.
We run an annual sponsorship program to partner with like-minded organisations who provide support services to the Australian wine sector.
These partnerships allow grapegrowers and winemakers to have greater access to and information about our sponsors’ products and services.
Current Wine Australia sponsors include:
We collaborate with our marketing partners on international engagement activities. These partners include wine businesses, the Australian Government agencies (such as Tourism Australia and Austrade), state and regional associations, state governments and other research and development corporations with market-development responsibilities.
Research and Development Corporations
We invest with other Australian Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) in cross-sectoral collaborative research to deliver research, development and extension benefits to the broader agricultural community.
We fund research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian grape and wine community. Our RD&E providers include universities, state agencies and private organisations. We also fund the Wine Australia Regional Program to actively encourage and support innovation, extension and adoption of R&D in the Australian wine sector.