Australian Wine Sector ‘Well Poised’: Peak National Body

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The Australian wine sector is well poised to take advantage of good market conditions over the coming year, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia chairman Sandy Clark told the AGM today.

“The dominance of both China and the United States suggest they will remain a focus for Australian exporters over the next few years,” Mr Clark said.

“This is also a principal focus of the $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.

Mr Clark also announced a new board member, Edward Swift.

“Ed is a strong advocate for small winemakers and will be a welcome addition to the Board,” Mr Clark said.

“I would also like to thank outgoing Board member Redmond Sweeny for his tireless devotion to the industry.”

WFA BOARD DIRECTORS 2017-18:

Small Winemakers’ Membership Committee Representatives
David O’Leary, O’Leary Walker Wines (chair)
Colin Campbell, Campbells Wines
Corrina Wright, Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Edward Swift, Printhie Wines
James March, Heathvale Wines Pty Ltd (Permanent Alternate)

Medium Winemakers’ Membership Committee Representatives
Mitchell Taylor, Taylors Wines Pty Ltd (chair)
Victoria Angove, Angove Family Winemakers
Alister Purbrick, Tahbilk Pty Ltd
Bill Moularadellis, Kingston Estate Wines Pty Ltd
Darren De Bortoli, De Bortoli Wines (Permanent Alternate)

Large Winemakers’ Membership Committee Representatives
Angus McPherson, Treasury Wine Estates (Chair)
Julie Ryan, Accolade Wines
Helen Strachan, Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd
Libby Nutt, Casella Family Brands

MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE THREE COMMITTEES:

Small Winemakers’ Membership Committee
David O’Leary, O’Leary Walker Wines (chair)
James March, Barossa Grape and Wine Association, Heathvale Wines (SAWIA)
Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, Ballandean Estate Wines (Queensland Wine Industry Association)
Will Adkins, Tamar Ridge (Wine Tasmania)
Tom Ward, Swinging Bridge (NSW Wine Industry Association)
Trevor Whittington (Wines of Western Australia)
Alexandra Burt, Voyager Estate Pty Ltd
Rollo Crittenden, Crittenden Wines (Wine Victoria)
Chris Pfeiffer OAM, Pfeiffer Wines
Colin Campbell, Campbells Wines
Corrina Wright, Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Adam Morris, Bimbadgen
Edward Swift, Printhie Wines
(SA State aligned member to be elected)

Medium Winemakers’ Membership Committee
Mitchell Taylor, Taylors Wines Pty Ltd (chair)
Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba Wine Company
Victoria Angove, Angove Family Winemakers
Darren De Bortoli, De Bortoli Wines
Alister Purbrick, Tahbilk Pty Ltd
Bill Moularadellis, Kingston Estate Wines Pty Ltd
Jeff McWilliam, McWilliams Wines Group

Large Winemakers’ Membership Committee
Angus McPherson, Treasury Wine Estates (Chair)
Helen Strachan, Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd
Julie Ryan, Accolade Wines
Libby Nutt, Casella Family Brands

Photo credit: Stanton & Killeen

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