MVGWTA Committees and Working Groups

MVGWTA has nine committees and working groups established to help coordinate a number of annual events in collaboration with MVGWTA as well as organise workshops, further education and maintain information resources.

The committee Charters can be viewed by clicking on the headings below;

Cellar Door Committee

  • Increase Cellar Door staff knowledge of McLaren Vale (region, experiences, products)
  • Encourage and support excellence in customer service and the complete cellar door experience

Phylloxera and Biosecurity Working Group

  • Discuss, understand, educate and act on matters of biosecurity or vine health which may affect the sustainability of McLaren Vale's wine industry
  • Increase knowledge of and prevent biosecurity threats to McLaren Vale's wine industry

Districts of McLaren Vale Working Group

  • Investigate the different winegrowing terrains of McLaren Vale and define those differences
  • Increase knowledge of McLaren Vale's geology, and the different winegrowing terrains, by running education programmes and developing materials for use by members

Ladies Long Lunch Committee

  • Fundraising event to enable a full McLaren Vale immersion experience for a female Dux Master Sommelier or female Dux Master of Wine graduate.
  • Recognise and celebrate the region's women working in the wine industry

Wine Show Committee

Vision and Mission

  • Showcase McLaren Vale wines and the region to local, interstate and international markets
  • Ensure that excellence in varietal expression, viticulture, production, provenance and sub-regionality are celebrated
  • Develop a vehicle that provides experiences and creates value for the producers and assists them in effectively promoting their products
  • Contribute in building the presence and prestige that is brand McLaren Vale
  • Innovate, engage and educate in order to enable the producers to connect with media and the general public to build interest in the region as a whole

Bushing Lunch Committee

  • Award and recognise the region's trophy winning wines from the annual Wine Show
  • Celebrate the winemaking traditions and identities of the region

Meet Your Maker Committee

Background and Terms and Conditions

  • Build brand awareness of brand McLaren Vale
  • Enable trade to meet with winemakers in an environment that has NO pressure of sales
  • Establish direct relationships with trade so that future business dealings may be made without the formality of introduction

Grower's Golf Day Committee

  • Networking opportunity for numerous local businesses to establish relationships with growers and viticultural industry of the region
  • Fundraise for local charities

For more information regarding the Committees and Working Groups of MVGWTA, please contact MVGWTA Office Manager, Carmen Rigney.