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

Wine Australia helps develop the leaders of tomorrow – and build the skills of the leaders of today – through national and regional leadership programs that support a diverse and vibrant wine sector.

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 research outcomes and innovation, 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.

Please note Wine Australia no longer supports travel bursaries.


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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Next Crop

The Next Crop program is an opportunity for regions to design and deliver their own bespoke leadership development offering at minimal cost for participants. It is a three-way partnership between Wine Australia, regional partners and a provider organisation.

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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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Wine Industry Mentor Program

The Wine Industry Mentor Program is proudly supported by Wine Australia, Wine Communicators of Australia, The University of Adelaide, Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.

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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.
Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program
The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership program is an initiative of the National Farmers’ Federation to support women in agriculture. It provides successful applicants with a six-month one-on-one mentorship and the opportunity to be part of an alumni of female agriculture leaders.
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.

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