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Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology

Established: 1980

Focus: dissemination of research or technical information

Funding: by membership

Serves the interests of practising winemakers and viticulturists by encouraging the exchange of technical information.

Wine Australia

Established: 2014, Commonwealth statutory authority

Focus: Research and development funding, marketing/market development, information and regulatory administration

Funding: by statutory levy and fee for service

Wine Australia supports a competitive wine sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing domestic and international markets and protecting the reputation of Australian wine. Wine Australia is funded by grapegrowers and winemakers through levies and user-pays charges and the Australian Government, which provides matching funding for RD&E investments. Wine Australia is the trading name of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, a Commonwealth statutory authority established under the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013.


The Australian Wine Research Institute

Established: 1955

Focus: applied research, extension and teaching

Funding: grants, fees for services

Carries out applied research in oenology; provides extension services to winemakers; teaches oenology.


Winemakers’ Federation of Australia

Established: 1990

Focus: Political industry issues

Funding: members pay voluntary levies based upon domestic sales

Represents the interests of Australia’s winemakers; develops policies and programs to increase the net financial returns to Australia’s winemakers.

Australian Vignerons

Established: 2006

Focus: Political industry issues

Previously: Wine Grape Growers Australia

Represents the interests of Australia’s grapegrowers; develops policies and programs to benefit Australia’s grapegrowers.


Wine Industry Suppliers Australia

Established: 2000

Focus: Furthering the interests of suppliers to the Australian wine industry

Represents the interests of Australian suppliers and helps ensure grape and wine producers have the latest in technology and services, engages with other wine industry bodies on industry issues; delivers WineTech, the bi-annual premier Australian wine industry trade exhibition.

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