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Our Industry Association

The New South Wales Wine Industry Association (NSWWIA) was formed in 1994 following a meeting of the New South Wales wine regions.

Representatives at the meeting agreed to form a peak lobby group to act as the conduit between industry and the New South Wales Government, and to represent New South Wales at the Federal level through the Winemakers Federation of Australia.

Members agreed on a need for the NSW wine industry to speak with a single, powerful voice on grape growing and winemaking issues. The Association is now commonly known as ‘NSW Wine’.

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And the Association’s motto is “to make New South Wales the Premier Wine State”.


The Association has various standing and ad hoc working committees including:

  • Research & Development
  • Wine Tourism and Promotion
  • Water and Resources
  • Education & Training
  • Licensing

Management Structure

The membership of the Association comprises the nominees of regional Associations as well as individual wineries and grape growers. The Executive consists of 11 members comprising four nominated annually from the regions, four elected by the corporate members, one member from the Wine Grapes Marketing Board and the President and Vice-President who are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

The term of the President is two years.

The regional nominations are appointed from the following regional groupings:

  • Hunter Valley (1)
  • Riverina (1)
  • Cowra/Orange/Mudgee (1)
  • Canberra District, Shoalhaven Coast, Hilltops and the rest of NSW (1)

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Annual Value of NSW Wine Exports


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Objectives of the Association

  • Be a peak industry body for the NSW wine industry, making representations to Government and to Winemakers Federation of Australia, and other appropriate wine industry or associated organisations
  • Have a state-wide voice on current Industry issues, developments and directions, reflecting associated NSW regional views
  • Represent the NSW wine producers and wine grape growers in industrial, technical, commercial and political situations which affect the State and National industry
  • Promote NSW wine; foster education, promotion and understanding of the importance of wine in NSW
  • Lobby State and National bodies emphasising viticultural research and development
  • Advance the interests of the NSW wine Industry, and those of its members



NSW Wine delivers 4 main benefits to its members:


Going forward, NSW Wine has clearly defined priorities:


Winery/grower members pay a membership fee based on size.

The Association has adopted the following membership fees and voting rights:

Enterprise size


Processor fees Winery*  $ Producer fees Growers*  $ Votes for the election of Executive
0-250 400 250 1
250-500 800 500 2
500- 1000 1,500 800 3
1000-5000 2,000 1,200 4
5000-20000 4,500 2,500 5
20000+ 6,000 4,000 5

* Inc GST

Individual members get a direct link to industry communication and intelligence and receive quicker advice than those who choose to rely on their regional Association.  Members also receive discounts on credit insurance through National Credit Insurance Brokers which in many cases exceed the membership costs.

For further information on becoming a member or a copy of the Constitution, please contact us

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NSW Wine Industry Association
11 Wyomee Avenue
West Pymble NSW 2073

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