The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers (AABW) was founded in 1996 to give a voice to the minority group in the wine industry.
When becoming a member you are supporting the only membership umbrella covering the entire small winemakers’ community. The AABW was founded in 1996 by Ms Judith Kennedy to give a voice to the minority group in the wine industry and its main purpose is one of marketing and information-sharing. Kennedy remains the CEO today.
The AABW’s focus has been and continues to be with the ’boutique’ members. The Jacks and Jills of all trades producing wine often in isolation and in need of industry and peer support are the focus. Many are time and cash poor looking for every opportunity to improve their skills, to cut their costs, to become aware of helpful trends and in the end to produce that ‘winning’ wine.