Welcome to the McLaren Vale Grape Wine   and Tourism Association

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About Us

McLaren Vale Grape, Wine & Tourism Association is more than 20 years old, having evolved from the McLaren Vale Winemakers Group that started in the region over 56 years ago.

Since MVGWTA’s inception in 1965 brand ‘McLaren Vale’ has achieved world recognition.

MVGWTA provides the major industries of the McLaren Vale region – wine, food and tourism – with a vision for the future in both domestic and international markets. It acts as a broker and representative of those industries and is the driving force behind their development. MVGWTA plays a crucial role in securing the region’s economic and environmental sustainability.

MVGWTA is funded by members, sponsors, industry partners and fundraising activities and is governed by a Board of directors.

The Association is led by Chair, David Spear and Chief Executive Officer Erin Leggat.



The Association represents more than 500 businesses within the McLaren Vale region including:


Including 80 Cellar Doors


Grape growers

Industry partners

Tourism operators
Associated businesses