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Packaging Committee

The Packaging Committee provides a forum for direct discussion among stakeholders – and advice to the WFA Board – on political, technological, environmental, regulatory and market driven changes in wine, wine product and brandy packaging.


  • Aaron Haw - Brown Brothers (Chair)
  • Don Bruce - Treasury Wine Estates
  • Kim Bateman - Accolade Wines
  • Alex Dorman - Pernod Ricard Winemakers
  • Steve Guy - Wine Australia
  • Richard McCaughey - Estates & Wines
  • Matthew Moate - Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc (WISA)
  • Neil Scrimgeour - The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
  • Jim Kirkpatrick - Best Bottlers (WPA)
  • David Evans - (WISA alternate)
  • Jamie Roehr - Vinpac International
  • John Kontrec - Australian Vintage Limited

  • Jason Spiteri - Yalumba Family Vignerons


  • Tony Battaglene - Winemakers' Federation of Australia
  • Damien Griffante - Winemakers' Federation of Australia
  • Sandy Davis - Minute Secretary


Terms of Reference

  • Updating and promoting the Wine Packaging Guidelines
  • Encouraging cooperation between winemakers and local packaging companies in response to proposed changes to packaging specifications by major national and international distributors
  • Working to improve safety levels for packing and transporting wine
  • Maintaining a watching brief on Container Deposit Legislation
  • Investigating the development of a benchmark for whole of life packaging costs in Australia
  • Monitoring international and domestic allergen and other mandatory labelling
  • Monitoring the lightweighting of bottles internationally and working with domestic bottle producers on lightweighting issues
  • Providing input into the National Trade Measurement Legislation and Regulations
  • Keeping WFA members informed of any relevant changes to packaging regulations, domestically and internationally.