We are Australia’s principal wine law team – no other firm in Australia has our depth and diversity of experience and expertise in wine law. We have worked with the Australian wine sector for decades; locally, interstate and overseas. Our understanding of the sector is unparalleled, but we know that it is critical that we also understand our clients’ specific business issues and commercial needs.
We act for wineries in all major viticultural regions of Australia. We also have foreign wine industry clients.
Our diverse client base includes some of the biggest beverage alcohol companies in the world, through to a large number of SME’s and a whole mass of small family wine businesses. As well as wineries, we also act for growers, suppliers to the wine sector, research bodies and national, state and regional wine industry associations.
We will work closely with you to help you achieve your business goals, with strategic, tailored and commercially relevant advice and documentation.
Finlaysons Wine Group provides a complete range of commercial legal services to a wine business of any nature or size. Our services include business structuring, mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, grape supply, wine supply, processing, bottling and distribution contracts, competition & consumer law issues, vineyard and winery sales, land divisions, water issues, intellectual property, workplace and occupational health & safety, tax, finance, succession, new product development and labelling. We are particularly experienced in wine business due diligence – you will receive a rigorous report because we know what to look for and where.
Although we are based in Adelaide, we are very much a national practice. We come to you when you want to see us.
Finlaysons is an active member of the Australian wine community.
We have been running the Finlaysons Wine Roadshow for nearly 30 years – visiting winemakers and grape growers on their own patch to provide practical, legal and commercial advice on critical business issues affecting the regions. We support the development of the sector through membership, sponsorships and working relationships with peak industry associations – collaboration in pursuit of continuous progression of the sector.
We are also the proud donor of 3 Vines to The Barossa Cellar – a regional wine museum that is the only facility of its kind in Australia. The Barossa Cellar represents a significant community investment in the future of the Barossa. Learn more here.
Advising a number of family wine businesses concerning their succession planning