Photo: Ewen Bell / Wine Australia
Photo: Ewen Bell / Wine Australia

We need leaders to pursue our ambitious cross-generational goal of being recognised as the world’s pre-eminent wine-producing country.

To help the sector achieve this, Wine Australia supports the next generation of grape and wine community leaders to develop their leadership and personal skills.

Our leaders are from all parts of the Australian grape and wine community. We invest in programs to help our leaders to develop the skills to drive our community forward, adopt R&D outcomes and innovate, contribute to a sustainable and profitable sector, and build networks to support future contributions.

Wine Australia periodically brings together alumni from across our leadership and people development programs to provide a platform for collaborative projects and create ongoing opportunities for professional development and networking.


Research scholarships

Wine Australia is committed to the development of the next generation of researchers, experts and leaders who will help to drive the Australian grape and wine community's future.

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Future Leaders

The Future Leaders program is the wine community’s peak personal and professional leadership program. It is designed for the next crop of those who are ready to step up and take their businesses and our sector to the next level.

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Wine Australia Alumni

Australia’s grape and wine community leaders are from all parts of our diverse sector. Wine Australia’s leadership programs aim to celebrate our sector’s distinct differences and support the strong collaboration within our community.

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Other sponsored programs

Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars
Nuffield Australia awards Scholarships each year to farmers in Australia. The objective is to increase practical farming knowledge and management skills and techniques generally.
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
A not-for-profit organisation established in 1992 with the aim to develop leaders for rural, regional and remote Australia.
Science and Innovation Awards
The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers and innovators with original projects that aim to keep Australia’s rural industries sustainable and profitable.