Case Studies

Wine Grape Council of South Australia

Piper Alderman has provided corporate and commercial advice to WGCSA

Team: Bianca Jennings, Daniel Harris

Service: Corporate & Commercial | Corporate Advisory
Sector: Agriculture & Food

The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards.

Piper Alderman has provided corporate and commercial advice to WGCSA over recent years, including most recently developing resources for grape growers to assist them with understanding the complex regulatory regime associated with securing their right to be paid for grapes that they produce and sell to winemakers and wineries.  This included an information circular on the regulatory environment that impacts on transactions of this kind and a practical step-by-step guide on how to register security interests on the Personal Property Securities Act.

What our client said

Lisa Bennier, Business Manager of WGCSA said:

The Wine Grape Council of SA sought legal advice from Piper Alderman on a complex issue around grape supply contracts and security.

This involved  producing comprehensive, but easily understood information for our grape grower members on why they should register security over their grapes along with a clear ‘step by step’ visual guide on how to achieve this.

Our members now have access to a valuable guide and resource that can significantly lower their risk against payment defaults.

The Wine Grape Council of SA were thrilled with the level of knowledge, professionalism and final outcomes delivered by Bianca Jennings and her team at Piper Alderman.