The Coonawarra Grape and Wine Incorporated, or CGWI, is an amalgamation of the former Coonawarra Vigneron’s Association and the Coonawarra Grapegrowers Association. CGWI officially came into being in December 2013.
The CGWI is the entity that supports local winemakers and grapegrowers by facilitating the promotion, marketing, technical innovation, finances and administration associated with the Coonawarra wine region membership. Integral to CGWI is protecting the integrity, and enhancing the reputation, of Coonawarra as a fine wine region. The CGWI liaises with Federal, State and Local government representatives, and wine industry bodies as required, to ensure the needs and wishes of the membership are communicated and integrated in decision making processes and forums.
The nine person CGWI Board functions with an Independent Chair, with members taking on the role of President and Treasurer. Two sub-committees report to the Board and focus on: Promotions and Events, and Viticulture and Oenology, with additional committees reporting to them.
The CGWI Board employs a Wine Industry Officer, and a Finance and Administration Assistant who are based in the Church Street office in Penola. For contact details click on Contact.