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Wine Roadshow

Levelling the Playing Field

A seminar hosted by FINLAYSONS Australian Wine Lawyers

The impact of the ACCC Report on the Australian wine industry

(plus updates on their agendas by Wine Australia and
Australian Grape & Wine)



  • Margaret River – 14 October 2019
  • Barossa Valley – 17 October 2019
  • Launceston – 21 October 2019
  • Mornington Peninsula – 22 October 2019
  • Rutherglen – 23 October 2019
  • Canberra – 24 October 2019
  • Hunter Valley – 25 October 2019
  • Riverland – 6 November 2019
  • Coonawarra – 25 November 2019
  • McLaren Vale – 27 November 2019



Finlaysons has, for 27 years, hosted a series of half-day seminars, which have become an institution in the wine industry calendar. The Finlaysons Wine Roadshow travels to ten leading Australian viticultural regions annually, to give legal and commercial advice to winemakers on topical industry issues relevant to their businesses. Local industry associations assist with running the sessions.

The theme for this year’s Wine Roadshow 27 is “Levelling the Playing Field”.  It will focus on the impact of the ACCC Market Report on the Australian wine industry.  Wine Australia and AGW will also update attendees on their agendas.

Attend Wine Roadshow 27 and position your business to operate successfully on a ‘level playing field’.


Will leads Finlaysons’ Wine Group.

His practice has, for over 25 years now, been focused virtually solely on the wine industry.

He has extensive experience acting for large and small participants in the wine industry, in relation to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, business structures, capital raising, succession planning and their general commercial activities such as entering into supply, processing and distribution contracts.

He has also had his own wine business for the last 21 years.

Tony joined the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia in 1999 (now Australian Grape & Wine), to drive strategy for the sector, developing and implementing a comprehensive market access strategy, overseeing biosecurity, research and development and industry policy and strategy.

He has developed key networks with competitors and other industries to further the interests of the Australian wine sector.

This has brought international recognition of his activities and provided opportunities with trade negotiations and international representative roles in the OECD and APEC.

He has also played a key strategic role in restructuring the Australian wine sector through the development of Wine Australia, which has a significant role in directing the activities of the sector.

He is currently the Chief Executive of Australian Grape & Wine.

Andreas has led Wine Australia since its inception on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management roles with the former Wine Australia Corporation.

Before joining the wine sector, Andreas served as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and Brunei and has also worked as a lawyer in Finlaysons Wine Group and in-house with an ASX-listed company.

He holds a Master of Laws from the Australian National University and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Flinders University and is admitted to practice in South Australia. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and the Authentic Leadership Program at Harvard University.


All seminars will run from 3.00pm – 6.00pm, followed by drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. 

Monday, 14 October 2019

Venue: Leeuwin Estate

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Venue: 1847 Wines

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Monday, 21 October 2019

Venue: The Sebel

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Venue: Montalto

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Venue: Tuileries

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Venue: Novotel Canberra

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Friday, 25 October 2019

Venue: Estate Tuscany

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Venue: Renmark Hotel

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Monday, 25 November 2019

Venue: Chardonnay Lodge

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Venue: McLaren Vale Motel

3.00pm – 6.00pm seminar

6.00pm – 7.00pm drinks

About Finlaysons Wine Group

Finlaysons is a leading Australian law firm based in Adelaide. We have decades of experience advising people involved in the wine industry. Our specialist Wine Group gives assistance to clients across Australia, from small family wineries through to the country’s biggest producers. We also have leading global wine industry clients.

The partners and senior associates in the Wine Group include:

  • Will Taylor, Lan Lam, Lewis Gentry and Nikki Owen – mergers and acquisitions, business structures, capital raising, joint ventures, supply, processing and distribution contracts, succession planning and general commercial advice
  • Andrew Williams and Kirsten Gordge – commercial disputes and liquor licensing
  • Gavin Gragg and Adam Ludlow – real property (including vineyards and wineries)
  • Kyra Reznikov – environmental, planning, climate change, “green” marketing, waste management and water issues
  • Will Snow – employment, industrial relations, OHS&W and insurance issues
  • Lan Lam and Kirsten Gordge – intellectual property (ie. brand protection) and information technology (including social media)
  • Michael Butler, Mathew Brittingham and Jessica Pengelly – domestic and international tax (including WET)
  • Lisa Calabrese and Lewis Gentry – banking law and debt finance and collection

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