Policy & Issues

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in Wine

Australian Grape & Wine will continue to lead the sector in Diversity & Gender Equality in Wine (DEIW) by driving uptake on the Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Charter for the Australian wine sector. 

Much has happened since the Charter and Action Plan were created in 2019. As such, Australian Grape & Wine have re-established a new Committee for DEIW. The Charter has been updated to reflect current society, while planning and strategic alignment for the Action Plan for the sector is under review.

The Charter

Signatories to the Charter

Australian Grape & Wine continues to seek greater diversity, equality and inclusion in the sector, requiring all Committee members to become signatories and support the principles in the Charter. Members of Australian Grape & Wine will be encouraged to become signatories and support the principles in the Charter.

To sign up to the Charter, click on the relevant link below:


For Businesses – Become a signatory to the Australian Grape & Wine Diversity and Equality Charter

For individuals – Become a signatory to the Australian Grape & Wine Diversity and Equality Charter

Current Activities:

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022, Australian Grape & Wine’s Diversity Equality & Inclusion in Wine (DEIW) Committee has commissioned a short video montage of wine and viti people across Australia, saying what #BreakTheBias means to them. Watch the video here to see what they said!

The DEIW Committee has set it’s first strategic goals and are working to deliver an Action Plan for the wine sector that will deliver benefits for all participants. Stay tuned for updates.

We need your support to spread the word. Tag us in with #DEIW on your socials and watch this movement grow.

Watch the response to DEIW (then DEW) at the AWITC Session 3 of the Outlook Conference – Getting the Foundations Right, Monday 22 July 2019: Watch Session 3 – Getting the Foundations Right.


DEIW Committee:

Ali Laslett – Australian Grape & Wine (Chair)
Lee McLean – Australian Grape & Wine (Secretariat)
Rachel Triggs – Wine Australia
Corrina Wright – Olivers Taranga
Melissa O’Neill – Treasury Wine Estates
Helen Strachan – Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Angie Bradbury – Bradbury&Co
Nikki Palun – Octtava Wines
Marlize Bekker – Australian Wine Research Institute

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