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.”


The Margaret River Wine Association is lead by an elected Board made up of members of the Association.

Current Board members are as follows:

President: Cath Oates – Oates Ends
Vice President: Matt Credaro – Credaro Family Estate
Greg Garnish – Harman’s Estate
Glenn Goodall – Xanadu Wines
Paul McArdle – Fraser Gallop Estate
Liz Mencel – Flametree Wines
Cameron Murphy – Cape Mentelle
Bruce Pearse –  Ringbolt / Pearse Viticulture
Mick Scott – Rosily Vineyard

Association Office & Staff

The Margaret River Wine Association office is staffed as follows:

Amanda Whiteland

Marketing Director

Pip Heaford

Membership & Events Manager

Tamara Chick

Accounting & Administrative Services Officer


Our physical office is located in the town of Margaret River at the following address:

Margaret River Wine Association
Upstairs Darby Park Serviced Apartments
6 Tunbridge Street Margaret River WA 6285

Postal details: PO Box 204 Margaret River WA 6285

Email: mrwa@margaretriverwine.info
Telephone: +61 8 9757 9330


Please note that we do not handle employment.

If you are looking for work in the Margaret River Wine Region please contact the following agencies:


For accommodation please visit www.margaretriver.com


For vineyard work in other regions please visit www.wgga.com.au/winegrape-sales/online-information-source/employment-opportunities