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Wine Roadshow

The Changing Vinescape

A seminar hosted by FINLAYSONS Australian Wine Lawyers

New wine tax laws, ACCC focus on wine industry, container deposit legislation, pre-registration of exports to China, $50m of expenditure on promoting the industry, health lobby, continued globalisation, Trumpism, Brexit, climate volatility and the list goes on.  The landscape in which wine industry players do business is rapidly changing.  They need to be across the issues if they are to survive and thrive.

Finlaysons has resolved to focus Wine Roadshow 25 on a number of the most significant issues, including WET reform and unfair contracts and dealings.  They will be joined on the road by WFA, who will cover some serious practical trade-related issues, and by Wine Australia, who will discuss how the $50m government grant is being spent.  The seminar will give you, not only a mass of information critical to your business, but also the opportunity to input in to the outcomes.

Attend Wine Roadshow 25 and position your business to survive and thrive in “the Changing Vinescape“.

Registration Now Open!

WRS25 Brochure




Finlaysons has for 25 years hosted a series of half-day seminars, which have become an institution in the wine industry calendar, around August. 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 years Wine Roadshow 25 is “The Changing Vinescape”.  It focuses on a number of significant issues currently facing the industry, including WET reform and unfair contracts and dealings. This year we will be joined on the road by WFA, who will cover some serious practical trade-related issues, and by Wine Australia, who will discuss how the $50m government grant is being spent and the $100,000 recurrent grant scheme.


The cost of the seminar is $140.00 per head (plus GST), which covers registration, seminar papers and refreshments. WFA, SAWIA, Wines of WA, Wine Tasmania, NSWWIA, WCA members and AGWA levy payers receive a discounted rate of $95.00 per head (plus GST).

Registration Now Open!

For further information, please contact Natalie McDonald at Finlaysons:

Phone: 08 8235 7471
Fax: 08 8232 2944

Attend Wine Roadshow 25 and position your business to survive and thrive in The Changing Vinescape. 2017 is the 25th anniversary of the Finlaysons Wine Roadshow.


Will leads Finlaysons’ Wine Group. His practice has, for over 20 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 20 years.

Mathew is a member of Finlaysons Wine Group and is a taxation specialist.  He advises a range of local, national and international clients on state and federal taxes. His broad expertise includes corporate restructures, consolidations, finance transactions, international tax and stamp duty.

Mathew has a particular interest in wine industry taxation and is constantly advising clients in the wine industry on WET and other wine taxation matters and negotiating ATO audits.  He is regularly sought to speak on tax at seminars for industry participants and professional advisors.  Mathew is also a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Tony joined the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia in 1999, 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 though the development of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, which has a significant role in directing the activities of the sector. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia.

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 private practice 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.

Registration is at 2:45pm.

24 July 2017
Chardonnay Lodge

16 August 2017
The Tuileries

1 August 2017
Chateau Yaldara

17 August 2017
The Long Table

2 August 2017
Chapel Hill

18 August 2017
The Sebel

14 August 2017
Estate Tuscany

25 August 2017
Watershed Wines

15 August 2017

1 September 2017
Renmark Hotel

Refreshments will be served after the formal sessions, enabling participants to have more detailed discussions with the speakers. The cost of the seminar is $140.00 per head (plus GST), which covers registration, seminar papers and refreshments. Members of WFA, SAWIA, Wines of WA, Wine Tasmania, NSWWIA, and WCA and AGWA levy payers receive a discounted rate of $95.00 per head (plus GST).

For further information, please contact Ashleigh Falconer-Edwards at Finlaysons:
Phone: 08 8235 7771
Fax: 08 8232 2944

  • Winemakers’ Federation of Australia Inc
  • Mount Benson Vignerons Association Inc
  • Australian Grape and Wine Authority
  • Mount Gambier Regional Winegrowers Association Inc
  • Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology
  • Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association Inc
  • Adelaide Hills Wine Inc
  • Murray Valley Winegrowers’ Inc
  • Adelaide Plains Wine Region Inc
  • New England Wine Industry Association
  • Alpine Valleys Vignerons
  • North Coast Wine Growers Association Inc
  • Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers Inc
  • NSW Wine Industry Association
  • Ballarat & District Vignerons’ Association
  • Orange Region Vignerons Association Inc
  • Barossa Grape & Wine Association
  • Padthaway Grapegrowers Association Inc
  • Bathurst Regional Vignerons Association Inc
  • Peel Wine Association Inc
  • Beechworth Vignerons Association
  • Pemberton Wine Region Association
  • Bendigo Winegrowers’ Association
  • Perricoota Wine Region
  • Blackwood Valley Wine Industry Association Inc
  • Perth Hills Vignerons Association Inc
  • Broke Fordwich Wine & Tourism Association
  • Pyrenees Grapegrowers & Winemakers Association
  • Canberra District Wine Industry Association
  • Queensland Wine Industry Association Inc
  • Central Goldfields Winegrowers Inc
  • Riverina Wine Grapes Marketing Board
  • Clare Region Wine Grape Growers Association Inc
  • Riverina Winemakers’ Association Inc
  • Clare Valley Winemakers Inc
  • Riverland Wine
  • Coonawarra Grape and Wine Incorporated
  • Riverland Winemakers Association
  • Cowra Region Vineyard Association Inc
  • Robe Grape Growers Association
  • Currency Creek Wine Region Association
  • Robinvale & District Winegrape Growers Association Inc
  • Frankland River Winemakers & Grape Growers Association
  • Scenic Rim Wine Industry Association
  • Geelong Winegrowers Association Inc
  • Shoalhaven Coast Wine Industry Association Inc
  • Geographe Wine Industry Association Inc
  • Somerset Valley Grape & Wine Producers Association Inc
  • Goulburn Valley Wine Association Inc
  • South Australian Wine Industry Association Inc
  • Grampians Winemakers’ Inc
  • South Burnett Wine Industry Association Inc
  • Granite Belt Wine & Tourism Inc
  • Strathbogie Ranges Wine Region Inc
  • Great Southern Wine Producers’ Association Inc
  • Sunbury & District Grape Growers Association
  • Heathcote Winegrowers Association Inc
  • Swan Hill Wine Region Grape Growers Association Inc
  • Henty Wine Region Association
  • Swan Valley & Regional Winemakers Association Inc
  • Hilltops Vineyard Association
  • Sydney Vignerons Association Inc
  • Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
  • The Winemakers of Rutherglen
  • King Valley Vignerons Inc
  • Tumbarumba Vignerons Association Inc
  • Lachlan Valley Grapegrowers
  • Upper Goulburn Winegrowers Association
  • Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Inc
  • Upper Hunter Winemakers’ Association Inc
  • Limestone Coast Grape & Wine Industry Council Inc
  • Wine Grape Growers Australia
  • Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association
  • Wine Tasmania
  • Margaret River Wine Association Inc
  • Wine Victoria
  • McLaren Vale Grape, Wine & Tourism Association
  • Wines of Gippsland Inc
  • Mildura Murray Darling Wine Industry Association
  • Mildura Region Winegrowers Association
  • Wines of Western Australia Inc
  • Mornington Peninsula Vignerons’ Association Inc
  • Wrattonbully Wine Region Association
  • Mount Barker Wine Producers Association
  • Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association Inc

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 and Andrew Dyda – 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
  • Steven Tarca, 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 and Guy Biddle– 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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