Registration now open for Aussie Wine Month

The biggest celebration of Australian wine, Aussie Wine Month will return this May to showcase the exceptional quality and diversity of wine produced in our own backyard.

For wine enthusiasts to complete novices, Aussie Wine Month gives everyone across the country the chance to learn more and get excited about Australian wine, experience new and legendary Australian wines and discover the stories that make them unique.

Registrations are now open for restaurants, bars, cellar doors, retail stores and wine brands to take part in the month long celebration by organising an event or promotion that focuses on Australian wine.

All events uploaded to the Aussie Wine Month website will be promoted across Aussie Wine Month marketing and social channels in the lead up and during the month of May.

Help us spread the word that Australian wine is the best!

Ideas for Aussie Wine Month activities include:
• Food and wine pairing dinner
• Event with focus on the latest wine trends or alternative varieties
• Wine tastings
• Meet the wine maker event
• Wine workshops and masterclasses
• All Aussie wine list
• Aussie wine parties
• Promotions on Australian wine sales
• Australian wine of the day
• Food and wine festivals

Check out now and register your activity for free.

Aussie Wine Month will run nationwide from 1 – 31st May 2017.

Halliday, Hancock and Horgan - honoured as wine industry 'greats'

The outstanding achievements of three ‘greats’ of the Australian wine industry have been honoured at a special awards presentation held by the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) in Adelaide last night.

James Halliday AM, Chris Hancock MW and Denis Horgan AM were named Life Members of the Australian Wine Industry.

Each of the recipients is a household name and their efforts in the nation’s vineyards, wineries, boardrooms and gracing the pages of the most discerning wine publications, have played a key role in creating a vibrant modern industry and brought Australian wines to the attention of consumers around the world.

“This coveted Life Member Award recognises outstanding leadership and contribution to the nation’s wine industry over and above an individual’s career achievements,” said WFA President Sandy Clark.

“Chris, Denis and James are worthy winners and take their place among other greats including Wolf Blass, d’Arry Osborn, Philip Laffer, John May, Terry Lee, Peter Barnes, Peter Wall and Bill Chambers. The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia is proud to administer this award”, he said.

FINLAYSONS ROADSHOW - BOOK NOW - Discounts for WoWA Members!

You are invited to a seminar hosted by Finlaysons Australian wine lawyers


•        Swan Valley (Rose & Crown) - 30 July. 3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar (Drinks until 7pm)

•        Margaret River (Watershed Winery) - 31 July. 3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar (Drinks until 7pm)


The cost of each seminar is $137.50 per head (inc GST). This covers registration, seminar papers and wine and canapes post seminar.

Wines of WA members receive a discounted rate of $93.50 per head (inc GST).  

Register online by clicking here


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Will Taylor - Partner
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