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The Wine Map of Australia
by Max Allen
This map charts the diverse combinations of climate, country and culture that make each wine unique, with wine region boundaries clearly marked.

We've seriously been looking for a map like this since we started our Road to Vino adventure! Absolutely awesome. The Qwoff Boys

Large format - available folded, laminated or rolled from australianwinemaps.com

Visualise your business…

. Locate . Select
. Track . Route
. Validate . Plan
. Create . Analyse

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TASMANIA - WINE & GASTRONOMY MAP with Breweries & Distilleries, is a gastronomer's delight: evocative descriptions of Tasmania's wine regions by Hobart wine & food writer Graeme Phillips; precise plotting of 250 vineyards on topographic background; climatic, touring & cellar door info; vintage charts & history. Double-sided. Over 1m x 700mm. A steal at $14.95. Info & orders from vWMaps at australianwinemaps.com


Brilliant cartography by vWMaps, regional intelligence by wine writer Max Allen, and precise plotting of 900 vineyards by VineFinders, provides a fascinating exploration of Victorian wine. Topographic, climatic & cellar door info make it a must for all wine buffs. A steal at $14.95 - find retail outlets, more info and/or Order online...

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VineFinders’ BUSINESS PARTNERS
VineFinders is a content provider for a variety of wine related business applications in tourism, research, mapping, bio-security, information and technology areas. We work closely and continuously with the following businesses to deliver our services.


MapData Sciences Pty Ltd (MDS) – www.mapds.com
MDS is a company specialising in the building, integration and maintenance of digital mapping data products and hosted services. Applications include Demographic Analysis, Where’s the Nearest, Travel Planning, Route Optimisation, Site Selection, Risk Frontiers Natural Hazards Risk Ratings and GIS Professional Services. From content provided by VineFinders, MDS deliver the dynamic mapping of Australia’s vineyards, cellar doors, wineries, distilleries and breweries – delivering results by category, region, variety, township, or postcode. MDS provide maps which pan and zoom, route planning & turn-by-turn directions! And, as for their own geographic base, what could be more appropriate than Greenwich (Sydney, not London!).


vWMaps – www.vwmaps.com.au
vWMaps has carved a niche as cartographic specialist to the Australian wine industry. Martin von Wyss loves maps and, with attention to detail, makes sense of abstract information. vWMaps deliver web-based, CD-ROM and print solutions – and use VineFinders data for the much acclaimed “The Wine Map of Victoria by Max Allen” and “TASMANIA Wine and Gastronomy Map” available from www.australianwinemaps.com


WINE ORGANISATIONS
An example of national. state & regional…


Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) - www.wineaustralia.com
The AWBC is an Australian Government statutory authority established in 1981 to support the Australian wine sector with marketing, policy, lobbying and research. Its Adelaide headquarters is supplemented by four overseas marketing offices and, in an agreement with the European Union, it administers the “geographically indicated” (or GI) nomenclature system for wine zones, regions and sub-regions.


Victorian Wine Industry Association (VWIA) – www.winesofvictoria.com.au
The VWIA is a membership-based body representing the interests of Victorian vineyards and wineries, engaging in co-operative marketing, industry representation, sustainability and bio-security issues on behalf of all Victorian producers. There are similar organizations representing each state’s producers.


Southern Highlands Vignerons Association – www.southernhighlands.net.au
Cellar doors and farm gates, vignerons and food producers collaborate in the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association, offering separate and/or joint promotions, events, tours, tastings and cooking schools. Easily accessible by day trip from Sydney, they’re making a name for their little-known but growing region.


WINE SHOWS
There are a plethora of wine shows throughout the land. The capital city wine shows are open to all Australian wine producers. The there are shows restricted to wines produced in one state or one region, such as…


Victorian Wines Show (VWS) - www.victorianwinesshow.com.au
The VWS provides benchmarks for Victorian wine. Competition entries must be 100% grown and made in Victoria, with entry forms in by the 2nd week of September. Judging in 72 classes, a Presentation of Awards Dinner, and Tastings for Exhibitors, the Trade, the Media and the Public all take place in October. Gold medal winners are eligible for entry into the National Wines Show.


WINE TOURISM


Australian Wine Maps – www.australianwinemaps.com
vWMaps are the producers of the incomparable topographical maps overlaid with comprehensive vineyard /winery locations by VineFinders and a plethora of regional, climatic and historical information. Currently available:
- “The Wine Map of Victoria by Max Allen” published late 2007
- “TASMANIA Wine and Gastronomy with Breweries and Distilleries” published late 2009.


Wine Tours Down Under – www.winetoursdownunder.com.au
Whether you want to sip shiraz between the vines of the Barossa Valley or slurp semillon from the Margaret River wineries they’ll get the right wine tour for you.

Spatial Vision – www.spatialvision.com.au
Spatial Vision is producing an Outdoor Recreation Series of 28 Map Sheets suitable for 4WD adventurers in Victoria. New products from early 2010 will contain cellar door locations provided by VineFinders.



Visit Vineyards – www.visitvineyards.com
A comprehensive wine tourism resource listing regions, vineyards, suggested itineraries, accommodation options, events and articles on wine, videos and discount offers for members.


OTHER USEFUL LINKS


Cellar Link – www.cellarlink.com.au
Cellar Link is more than a wine store. While it has hundreds of Australian fine wines on offer, they also offer first-class storage, inventory management, critic's ratings, tasting notes, peak drinking advice and brokerage services.

VINx2 Winery Software – www.winery-software.com
VINx2 manages the day-to-day operations of your winery from grape sampling through to distribution, fulfils your statutory obligations and speeds up reporting process for audits. Track, manage and report the ownership of just about anything in your winery.

Australia's First Families of Wine (AFFW) - www.australiasfirstfamiliesofwine.com.au
Twelve family-owned – Brown Brothers, Jim Barry, Henschke, Tahbilk, de Bortoli's, Yalumba, Howard Park, Campbells, McWilliams, Tyrrell's, d'Arenberg and Taylors – represent 5,500ha of vineyards in five states and, with a combined 1200 years of wine-making experience, launched a collaboration in August 2009 to stamp more "personality" in Australian wine.

v-Know – www.v-know.com
v-know” may sound like “vino” but it's more than just wine - a community drawn together by the grape, and the v-know website connects us all - whether we make wine, sell wine, serve wine, write about wine, or just love socialising with wine. Rory Kent and crew organise the annual "Young Guns of Wine" award.

WIne Guild – www.wineguild.com.au
Formed in 1958, the Wine Guild began with a mission to educate wine & hospitality industry professionals, annually sponsoring sommeliers, and engages its mature members in regular tastings and tours, dinners and functions.

foodtourist.com - foodtourist.com
foodtourist.com is dedicated to food lovers throughout the world who have embarked on the quest of searching out the best restaurants, the best food stores, the best wine merchants and the best food products! Sue Dyson & Roger McShane work internationally from bases in Tasmania & Provence, and share with you the experiences of their reviewers who have so far been in Europe, Australia, the USA, China and South East Asia.

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