About NSW Wine

Our Industry Association

The New South Wales Wine Industry Association (NSWWIA) is the peak body representing the NSW Wine industry and was formed in 1994 at the request of the NSW State Government following a roundtable meeting of all 16 New South Wales wine regions. 

Members agreed on a need for the NSW wine industry to speak with a single, powerful voice on grape growing and winemaking issues. The Association is now commonly known as ‘NSW Wine’ and acts as an advocate and conduit between industry and the New South Wales Government and the 16 NSW wine regions, as well as representing the New South Wales wine industry at a Federal level with national industry bodies such as Wine Australia and Australian Grape & Wine.

The Association’s motto is;
“NSW - Australia's First State of Wine”.

Objectives of the Association

  • Be a peak industry body for the NSW wine industry, making representations to Government and to national industry bodies, and other appropriate wine industry or associated organisations
  • Have a state-wide voice on current Industry issues, developments and directions, reflecting associated NSW regional views
  • Represent the NSW wine producers and wine grape growers in industrial, technical, commercial and political situations which affect the State and National industry
  • Promote NSW wine; foster education, promotion and understanding of the importance of wine in NSW
  • Lobby State and National bodies emphasising viticultural research and development
  • Advance the interests of the NSW wine Industry, and those of its members

Going forward, NSW Wine has clearly defined priorities:

  • Develop and execute actions arising from the MoU
  • Revamp internal and external communications plan
  • Strengthen relationships with:
    • Growers
    • Corporates
    • Regions
    • Wine Australia
    • State Government departments
  • Be the major conduit body for wine information in NSW
  • Help grow sustainable grape and wine operations in NSW
  • Create partnerships in order to extract greater value for members


The Association has various standing and ad hoc working committees including:

  • Research Development Extension and Biosecurity
  • Wine Tourism and Promotion
  • Export
  • Education & Training
  • Government relations and licensing


Click on the link below to download the Constitution of the NSW Wine Industry Association.

Acknowledgement of Country

NSW Wine acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

18 May 2022

Riesling Royale Masterclass

SOLD OUT - NSW Department of Primary Industry in collaboration with NSW Wine would like to invite you to attend the 2022 Riesling Royale Masterclass on 18th May at the QT Hotel Canberra


May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:


June 2022

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

Entries for the 2022 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards open on 24 March and close on 19 April. To find out more about these Awards and see who was a 2021 #nswwinestar click below.

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September 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 202, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in September.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022