WFA AGM & Ambassadors pride in Australia

WFA AGM & Ambassadors pride in Australia

I note the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) annual general meeting (AGM) is coming up (November 15). Part of the proceedings will be the announcement of the appointment of WFA president and directors for 2016-17. President since 2012 has been Mr Tony D’Aloisio AM. Will he be reappointed? And does he want to be reappointed? […]

WA & WFA double delight & the dark side

WA & WFA double delight & the dark side

Double delight The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) has released the 2016 vintage report. Following the Wine Australia (WA) export report last week, it’s a double delight as both reports were positive and show for the first time that Australian wine is coming out of depression. The vintage was large, coming in at 1.81 million […]

E-mail from Tony D’Aloisio

E-mail from Tony D’Aloisio

Statements from the WFA, Corrina Wright and Frankland Tate After weeks of urging the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) to make a statement about the wine equalisation tax (WET) and what might define a winery, I received an email from WFA president Tony D’Aloisio: “In this week’s Key Report [June 16] you run a headline […]

WFA silence is deafening

WFA silence is deafening

Silence is deafening The noise of the wine industry is rising and the silence from the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) is deafening. As of 9am on Thursday, June 16, no announcement had been issued by the WFA, despite the federation holding a meeting last week to discuss responses received from wine companies and regional […]