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Membership Committees

Membership Committees

Australian Grape & Wine’s  four Membership Committees meet separately and each nominates three representatives to the Board (marked * below).

All six state wine industry associations are represented on the  Small Winemakers’ Membership Committee. 

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in Wine (DEIW) are positions created specifically in the small winemaker category to encourage women into leadership roles in the grape and wine sector.

Small Winemakers’ Membership Committee

  • *Nikki Palun, Octtava Wines (DEIW) (Chair)
  • *Mark Bourne (New South Wales Wine Industry Association)
  • *Anna Fisher, Zonte’s Footstep (South Australian Wine Industry Association)
  • *Rory Lane, The Story Wines (Wine Victoria) (Alternate Director)
  • Sandra de Pury, Yerringberg (DEIW)
  • Sarah McDougall, Lake George Winery (DEIW)
  • Nicole Samadol, Rowlee Wines (NSW)
  • Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, Ballandean Estate Wines (Queensland Wine Industry Association)
  • Ashleigh Seymour, Paxton Wines (SA)
  • Rollo Crittenden, Crittenden Wines (VIC)
  • Chris Pfeiffer OAM, Pfeiffer Wines (VIC)
  • Cameron Rhodes, Fermoy Estate (WA)
  • Nick James-Martin, Wines of Merritt (WA)
  • Larry Jorgensen (Wines of Western Australia)

Medium Winemakers’ Membership Committee

  • *Alister Purbrick, Tahbilk Pty Ltd (Chair)
  • *Victoria Angove, Angove’s Pty Ltd
  • *Darren Rathbone, Rathbone Wine Group
  • *Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba Family Wines (Alternate Director)
  • Simone Tierney, Zilzie Wines Pty Ltd
  • Mitchell Taylor, Taylors Wines Pty Ltd
  • Andrew Calabria, Calabria Wines
  • Andrew Santarossa, Gapsted Wines

Large Winemakers’ Membership Committee

  • *Jeff McCormack, Treasury Wine Estates (Chair)
  • *Helen Strachan, Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd
  • *Luke Edwards, Casella Family Brands

Vigneron’s Membership Committee

  • *Ashley Keegan, The FABAL Group Pty Ltd (Chair)
  • *Adrian Hoffmann, Independent Grower and Chair of Wine Grape Council of South Australia
  • *Henry Crawford, Yallambee Agricultural Company Pty Ltd
  • *Jenny Venus, Brad Case Consulting (Alternate Director)
  • Sami Gilligan, The Wetlands Vineyard
  • Ben Crossing, Angullong Wines
  • Tyson Lewis, Peninsula Vine Care
  • John Hardy, Lower Tintara Vineyard
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