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Wine Industry Code of Conduct

Wine Industry Code of Condct


The Wine Industry Code of Conduct was established in December 2008, developed by Australian Grape and Wine Inc (formerly WFA and Australian Vignerons) with support from the Federal Government's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

The Code of Conduct is administered by an independent Code Secretariat, which has its own website with information about operations, processes and a list of current signatories.

It has two main aims:

  • to establish a common Australian wine grape supply contract framework
  • to provide a dispute resolution system to manage disagreements which arise over price or quality assessments.

The Code of Conduct (2014)

2019 Annual Report


Australian Grape & Wine encourages all members to sign up to the Code. A (PDF) chart of the Dispute Resolution Process is available for download.

An alternative dispute resolution processes  along with a list of Independant Experts involved in the resolution process is also available.

More information about the code is available at www.wineindustrycode.org