Direct links for representation from the Regional body exist with the South Australian State (WGCSA) and Federal (WGGA) wine grape grower groups. In each case the Riverland Winegrape Growers Association nominates the committee member it wants to represent the Riverland’s interests on the respective organisation’s management committees.
South Australian State (SAWIA) and Federal (WFA) winemaker organisations are membership based organisations that draw their management committees from their pool of members. In the case of the South Australian Wine Industry Association, Riverland Wine is asked to nominate a representative who is a member/contributor of both organisations.
The South Australian State and National Industry bodies are statutory organisations governed by legislation within their relevant jurisdictions. The boards of such organisations need to be approved by the Ministers responsible for the Agriculture portfolios.