Discussion paper on amalgamation of Australian Vignerons (AV) and Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA)
There have been discussions over the years for reform of the grape and wine sector representative bodies, with a particular sentiment for greater unity and representation of the sector as a whole.
Federal politicians of all parties have also made it very clear that representation from a single body for the grape and wine sector, would not only be most welcomed, but advocacy efforts would be strengthened.
Australian Vignerons (AV) and Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) have been holding discussions on how to achieve better service delivery for the whole sector. The consensus is that the creation of a single body to represent the interests of grape growers and winemakers would enable stronger advocacy and better representation for the sector. We believe that an amalgamation of the two peak bodies would best achieve these outcomes.
We believe that a single body will deliver better outcomes for both grape growers and winemakers and will lead to practical reform for the long-term and sustainable representation and advocacy for the Australian grape and wine sector.
What will the new body do?
The main goal of AGWI will be to provide united national advocacy on behalf of grape growers and winemakers, by:
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