The merger has now taken effect and the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) commenced operation on 1 July 2014.
Read the media release from the Minister for Agriculture, Hon Barnaby Joyce, regarding the announcement and the interim board appointees:
- Merger creates a new blend for wine producers (30 June 2014)
Read the joint WGGA/WFA media release, welcoming the acting Chair and Board to AGWA:
- National wine authority appointments (30 June 2014)
AGWA brings together the RD&E activities of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation and the market development and compliance activities of the Wine Australia Corporation in one new entity.
AGWA is funded by grapegrowers and winemakers through levies and user-pays charges and the Australian Government, which provides matching funding for R&D investments.
You can learn more about the new entity via the AGWA website