Policy & Issues

Diversity and Equality in Wine

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

The three documents that form the comprehensive framework for the Grape & Wine sector, in the area of Diversity and Equality:

The Charter

Supporting Document to the Charter

Action Plan


The Australian Grape & Wine Board signed off on the Charter and corresponding supporting document and implementation plan, at the inaugural Board Meeting on 5 March 2019. To seek greater diversity and equality in the sector, Australian Grape & Wine will require all Working Group members to become signatories/support the principles in the Charter. Members of Australian Grape & Wine will be encouraged to become signatories and support the principles in the Charter.

Signatories to 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:

We are awaiting the outcome of some work currently in the pipeline – we hope to be able to make an announcement on this very soon.

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

Watch the response to 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.


Working Group:

Tony Battaglene – AGW (Chair)
Ali Laslett – AGW (Secretariat)
TBC – Wine Australia
James Omond – Omond & Co
Corrina Wright – Olivers Taranga
Jason Amos – Lallemand
Jane Thomson – Fabulous Wine Ladies Society
Ben Rose – Performance Viticulture
Angie Bradbury – Dig+Fish

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