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Winery Engineering encompasses the peripheral activities (eg. design, supply, construction and process realisation) that make winemaking possible from grape to glass. The Winery Engineering Association provides a forum for those who engineer the winemaking process and is intended to compliment the existing forums for Winemakers. Full Membership is available only to those directly employed by a winemaking company (including bottling). Associate Membership is available to those employed by companies closely allied to the Wine Industry or those who are not industry based but interested.

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WineEng 2017 - Sept 6th - 7th




Winery Engineering Association National Conference and Exhibition

Two days of presentations and a great display of products and services by Australian and International suppliers of goods and services to the wine and beverage industries

With the theme title for the 2017 National conference being ‘Production & Applied Technology’ the conference will focus on how advanced technology can be applied to winemaking production in order to increase efficiency, improve product quality, reduce waste and reduce the cost of goods. It should be noted that the subject matter of this year’s presentations will be of interest and benefit to wineries of all sizes and personnel from all operational /production areas including winemakers, owner operators, general production and asset management personnel.

For further information, contact Trevor Leighton 0417 597 956 


WineEng 2017 - Keynote Speaker




Keynote Speaker

Mr Thomas Leclerc

 Managing Director for Vivelys in Asia Pacific



Production & Applied Technology  – A New Era to Come?

A New Era to Come raises many questions a couple of which are as follows:

  • How will tomorrows Wineries link applied technology to production management metrics to make the best use of the technology?
  • How will production process will be built to meet wine style requirements and market data and what will be the role of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in this environment?


Thomas Leclerc will outline the role of applied technology, the current challenges facing the wine industry in different regions across the globe, the growing need to use and choose data for KPI’s, technical parameters linked to the winery board of production and product definition goals. This will be illustrated by examples of recent technology, and their impact on production.


 Thomas Leclerc, is the managing director for Vivelys in Asia Pacific, a full new branch opened in 2016.

He has been in the wine industry for 19 years, and has worked in almost all sides of the wine industry from wine sales in Brazil, International promotion management for Hennessy Cognac, Export manager for a global packaging company Sparflex and Business Development Director for Vivelys for 5 years in wine production strategy and management. This very large experience gives him a global understanding of all wine aspects from production to wine marketing and sales.

With his wide and versatile experience, Thomas has worked on global production project with major wine groups in France, Spain, Portugal and Chile.

Thomas has started a new and exciting challenge in Australia, starting a full new area of development for Vivelys in Asia and Oceania.

Vivelys is one of the global leading consulting and R&D companies in the wine industry. We have been helping our customers to craft and execute their production strategy since 1995. We are located in five major wine countries. Each year, more than 10% of our income is allocated to R&D.

Through our deep understanding of winemaking science, systems and processes, along with expertise in solutions design and programming, we deliver business value by helping customers become more competitive and efficient at achieving their desired wine profiles.




WineEng 2017 Downloadable Presentations - Available for Members Only


WineEng 2017 presentations are now available for download.

Logged In Registered Members - Click this link to go to the WineEng 2016 Presentations

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2017 Exhibitor Info - Sth Australia



Suppliers interested in exhibiting at the exhibition please download this pdf.

Then contact Trevor Leighton at either or 0417 597956.

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Mr Trevor Leighton
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