McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association has built strong, collaborative relationships with several peak bodies within the Australian wine industry.
The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), trading as Wine Australia, is the single Australian Government statutory service body for the Australian grape and wine community.
Wine Australia support a prosperous Australian grape and wine community by investing in research and development (R&D), building the international and domestic markets, disseminating knowledge, encouraging adoption and protecting the reputation of Australian wine.
Vinehealth Australia (formerly the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of SA) is committed to minimising the risk of pests and diseases (in particular phylloxera) in South Australian vineyards and providing effective pest and disease management policies, information on best practice biosecurity measures and current research.
Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer.
South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA)
Established in 1840, the South Australian Wine Industry Association is the peak body representing the viticultural and winemaking interests of the state.
The association’s core functions are to provide leadership and strategy, to represent the industry and lobby on its behalf, and to provide advisory services to members which underpin the sustainability and competitiveness of our members’ wine business.
Australian Vignerons, (formally Wine Grape Growers Australia) is recognised as the peak industry body that speaks with a strong “national voice” on issues relevant to Australia’s winegrape growers.
The key function of WGGA is to represent and promote the common national interests of Australian winegrape growers, deliver direct benefits to members, improve the profitability and sustainability of Australian winegrape growers.
Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA)
WFA is the national industry body for Australia’s winemakers. WFA represents and protect their interests, speak on their behalf and help them to maximise opportunities and avoid risks so they can build resilient businesses and a profitable and sustainable wine sector.
Wine Grape Council of South Australia (WGCSA)
The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers – funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards.The council provides a single, united voice for grapegrowers on commercial, agri-business, technical, viticultural and environmental matters in industry, government and other forums.