About Us

The Margaret River Wine Association was started by a group of winemakers in the late 1970’s.  The Margaret River Grape Growers & Winemakers Association as it was known then, was incorporated in 1982 and at that time had only a handful of members.

The charter of the Association has remained constant over the years – primarily to represent the interests of the Margaret River wine industry and promote Margaret River wine.  The Association was one of the first groups in Australia to register a geographic boundary for our region in 1996 and Margaret River was one of the first three wine regions in Australia to have its boundaries legally defined by the Australian government.

On behalf of Margaret River Wine Association members the Board is explicitly responsible for the governance, stewardship and future well-being of the Association and the progressive attainment of its constitutional objectives whose overarching strategic focus and intent being:  “To consistently position Margaret River as one of the world’s most compelling regional fine wine experiences.”


MRWA is governed by a Board of elected members of the Association. The current 2017/2018 Board members are:

Hon Barry House – Independent Chair
Matt Credaro  – Vice Chair – Credaro Family Estate
Alex Smith – Treasurer – Forrest Partners
Liz Mencel – Secretary – Flametree Wines
Glenn Goodall – Xanadu Wines
Julian Grounds – McHenry Hohnen Wines
Steve James – Voyager Estate
Cameron Murphy – Cape Mentelle
Cath Oates – Oates Ends

MRWA Staff

The Margaret River Wine Association office is staffed as follows:

Amanda Whiteland – Marketing Director

Pip Heaford – Communications & Events Manager

Sue Jackman – Finance Officer

Contact Us

General business and MRWA Membership enquiries, please contact 08 9757 9330 or email: mrwa@margaretriver.wine
For tourism related enquiries, please contact the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association on 089780 5911 or www.margaretriver.com

Office Address:
Upstairs above reception at Darby Park Serviced Apartments
6 Tunbridge Street Margaret River WA 6285

Postal Address:
Margaret River Wine Association
PO Box 204
Margaret River WA 6285

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