News & Events

  • “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......

  •   Now that the dust has settled On their recent trip to Hong Kong and mainland China, Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) Chairman, Bruce Tyrrell from Tyrrell’s (Est. 1858) in the Hunter Valley, has had some time to reflect on the incredible experience.   A long......

  •     Vinexpo Hong Kong recap…    Have survived the tour intact and we care now in Shenyang in north- eastern China.     Vinexpo Hong Kong will be described as an outstanding success for  the Australian Wine brand. The new livery and marketing banner......

  • Australia’s First Families of Wine Premium Wine Dinner   AustCham Shanghai, in partnership with Australia’s First Families of Wine, invites you to a Premium Wine Dinner as part of the group’s second China tour. Enjoy an exclusive selection of fine wines from different regions across......