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Why join WFA?

Membership of Winemakers’ Federation of Australia is open to individual Winemaking businesses and Affiliates throughout the greater supply chain of the Australian wine sector.

WFA is an inclusive organisation that provides avenues for all members to become involved and achieve better outcomes for our Australian wine sector.  Your membership demonstrates that WFA represents all parts of a diverse sector, and your participation broadens our representation to ensure we deliver for all, not just the few.

By becoming a member of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, you will join other businesses and individuals, also invested in the success of the Australian wine sector.  Working together, we present a united national and international voice achieving policy, trade & business outcomes that drive our sector forward.

 

Member Benefits

WFA Members receive discounted rates to WFA's Wineskills training modules.  WFA is also proud to partner with wine sector stakeholders, and offer our Members discounts and special offers at wine sector events, such as Finlayson's Wine RoadshowAWITC and more...

Hot Issues

Health Labelling
There is strong support from most States & Territory Governments, for a change in policy from the current voluntary system to a Mandatory Health Labelling system.  Winemakers will go from having the ability to choose the size, type & location of the warning label, to a stricter, regulated system resulting in additional costs, barriers to trade and added regulatory burdens.

WFA will continue to advocate for alternate solutions to mandatory health labelling to prevent additional costs and red tape to Australian wine businesses. 

National Alcohol Strategy (NAS)
WFA strongly supports the overall aim of the Draft NAS, focussing on reducing harmful consumption.  But WFA disagrees with some of the suggested actions to achieve that aim.  In particular, those that rely on population-wide measures e.g. taxation, rather than evidence-driven and targeted solutions.

WFA continues to advocate for, and encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol, while preventing increased restrictions and regulations on the sale of Australian wine products. 

Market Access
Maximising your global market export opportunities.

WFA will continue to ensure barriers to trade are removed or reduced where applicable, and will continue to actively advocate for fair trade arrangements for all Australian winemakers.

Biosecurity
Minimising the risk of biosecurity incursion through a coordinated industry response.

WFA, with Australian Vignerons provides industry leadership to ensure effective management in biosecurity, safeguarding Australia’s wine industry and associated businesses.

Geographical Indications and Grape Variety protection
Increased efforts to protect GI’s are a growing threat to wine producers, including the right to produce and label grape variety names in domestic and export markets.

WFA is utilising its international networks to coordinate responses against these efforts and is strongly advocating against these types of restrictions to trade. 

Industry Leadership & Collaboration
United, coordinated industry bodies will deliver the best outcomes for the wine producers of Australia in Policy, Biosecurity, Tourism & Market Access.

WFA is actively working with all levels of the wine industry, with a particular focus on the grass roots level with wine producers and regional associations, to ensure we deliver the best outcomes for the greater Australian wine industry.

How we do it

WFA proudly holds many key relationships on behalf of Australian winemakers.   We listen to, and represent, our members to ensure we remain in touch with industry concerns and actively engage members while formulating our positions and policies.  Through our Board, Committee Members and staff, WFA's knowledge of the Australian & international wine sector is second to none.  And finally through participation in our Membership or Technical Committee's, anyone with a passion for the Australian wine industry can contribute.

Be a part of the Australian Wine Industry community – Join WFA today.

For further information about becoming a WFA Member, contact wfa@wfa.org.au  or (08) 8133 4300