News & Events

  • Our families have just returned home from their third trip to China together and second consecutive visit with Wine Australia.   Kicking off on May 21st we had a jam packed schedule, visiting Tianjin, Hangzhou, Kunming and Shenzhen over eight days.   Highlighting the itinerary......

  • Media release – for immediate release May 2019   As part of Australia’s First Families of Wine’s (AFFW) commitment to promoting premium wine at home and across the globe, the families are thrilled to be returning to China for a third time next week as......

  • “Vintage is the time where we do the bulk of the winemaking process and it’s a very exciting time. The winery becomes a hive of activity and familiar faces return from all four corners of the world, with hopefully some new faces too!”   It’s......

  • “There are always great antics that go on at vintage, but you know what they say… what happens at vintage, stays at vintage.”   From the outer, one could assume vintage at McWilliams is all fun and games… and that’s the exact ethos chief winemaker......

  • “I love the very early mornings of vintage, just as the sun is rising. There is the feeling of expectation as dawn rises, the winery is in full motion, people in the cellar, and truck drivers are all smiling as the new day arrives…” The......

  • “My most memorable moments of vintage probably come from when I was younger.” “Running up and down the stairs, controlling the hopper, the crusher, the weigh bridge, the fermenters all on my own, that was pretty wild! I definitely learned how to multi-task.”   Chester......

  •   “The first day I’m not excited about the first grapes (of the season) will be my last day of vintage… and that will probably be when I die.”   Those are the words of fourth generation winemaker and managing director of Tyrrells Wines, Bruce......

  • Stephen Henschke, fifth generation winemaker from Henschke (Est. 1868) in South Australia’s Eden Valley, was recently named the Chairperson of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), taking the mantle from Bruce Tyrrell from Tyrrell’s Wines (Est. 1858) who had held the Chair for the previous......

  •   Following a successful event last year, our Next Gens have been invited by the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Young Members Association to present wines to their members in a special tasting event.     The MCC Young members association, run by young professionals who......

  • Whilst we are all about our own families, we are an inclusive bunch.   To this end, our collaboration and co-operation goes beyond just family members – to our extended families – our staff.   Next week, each family is sending one of their viticultural......