The Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases

The Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases has been developed as a foundation for building relationships between growers and winemakers that are fair, equitable and mutually beneficial as well to provide as a quick and cost-effective dispute resolution mechanism.  The Code sets minimum standards relating to grape purchasing including mechanisms for determining price, quality assessment for the purpose of affecting price and payment terms. Additional recommendations relating to ‘best practice’ in successful partnerships are included as a supplement to the provisions of the Code.

This is a voluntary industry owned Code and we are fortunate to have retained the flexibility that such a code provides for. However it is evident that a significant improvement in winemaker signatories is required to safeguard against a mandatory Code.  Therefore we recommend that all winemakers who purchase grapes should sign this Code.


SignatoryJoining Date
Accolade WinesJan 2009
All Saints Estate Pty LtdOct 2020
Australia Food and Beverage Group Pty LtdApr 2018
Australian Vintage LtdDec 2020
d’Arenberg Pty LtdOct 2012
Balnaves Vineyard Services Pty Ltd t/as Balnaves of CoonawarraOct 2009
Berton VineyardsOct 2020
Bleasdale Vineyards Pty LtdMay 2013
Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Pty LtdJun 2013
Calabria Family Wines Pty LtdSept 2021
Campbells Wines Pty LtdJan 2014
Cape Jaffa WinesNov 2020
Casella Wines Pty Ltd t/as Casella Family BrandsJun 2021
Cheviot Wine GroupJun 2013
Colbinabbin Estate Vineyard Management Pty LtdMay 2013
Constellation Australia LtdJan 2009
Coonawarra Jack Winery Pty LtdApril 2021
Cumulus Wines Pty LtdJun 2013
Difabio Estate Wines Pty LtdJun 2013
Domaine Chandon Australia Pty LtdFeb 2022
Dorrien WinemakingSep 2013
Down To EarthNov 2020
Eagle Bay Brewing CoOct 2020
Eden Road Wine Company t/as Eden Road WinesJun 2013
Feathertop WineryOct 2017
First Creek WinesJun 2013
Fleurieu Vintners Pty Ltd t/as Boar’s RockJun 2013
Four Winds VineyardJan 2021
Fowles WineJun 2013
Fox Gordon Pty LtdJun 2013
Gemtree Vineyards Pty Ltd t/as Gemtree WinesJun 2013
Green Door WinesNov 2020
Growers Wine GroupJan 2021
Hallman Pty Ltd t/as Eden Hall WinesOct 2020
Heartland Wines Pty LtdJun 2013
Henry Holmes Wines Pty LtdDec 2009
HenschkeNov 2021
Hill River Estate Wines (formerly Ramco Wine Group)Mar 2013
J & M Innes Pty LtdOct 2020
Jeir Creek WinesJun 2022
Kirrihill Wines Pty LtdSep 2013
Lark Hill Wine CoOct 2020
Limestone Coast Wines Pty LtdJun 2013
MontaltoOct 2020
Nashdale Lane WinesAug 2021
Oakridge Wines Pty LtdApr 2015
Obelisk Wine CoMar 2022
Paradigm HillOct 2020
Pernod Ricard WinemakersMar 2009
Pipers Brook VineyardDec 2021
Rathbone Wine Group Pty LtdNov 2020
Rusden WinesMar 2011
Samarkan Pastoral Co Pty Ltd t/as Coombe FarmDec 2013
Seppeltsfield Wines Pty LtdOct 2012
Serafino WinesJun 2013
Shaw and Smith Pty LtdJun 2013
Shaw Family Vintners WinesNov 2012
Shingleback Wine Pty LtdJun 2013
Sirromet WinesOct 2020
Smallwater EstateNov 2020
Tahbilk Pty Ltd on behalf of The Tahbilk GroupJun 2013
Tinja Pastoral / Lowe Family Wine CoDec 2013
Tinlins Wines Pty LtdOct 2012
Treasury Wine EstatesAug 2009
Trentham EstateJun 2013
Tyrrell’s Vineyards Pty LtdMay 2009
Vineyard 28Dec 2020
Voyager Estate (WA) Pty LtdDec 2013
Wirra Wirra VineyardsDec 2012
Yalumba Wine CompanyDec 2012
Zilzie Wines Pty LtdNov 2021