The association was incorporated in July 1997 with the following OBJECTIVES and STRATEGIES

Objectives

 
To represent and promote the interests of vine nurseries in matters of general interest that may affect their well being and viability.
  To coordinate the efforts of vine nurseries in order to give unity of purpose and strength in the best interests of vine nursery development.
  To provide a channel for communication and dissemination of information between vine nursery operators and with other sectors of the grape and wine industry.
 
Strategies
 
  Present nurseries' views to industry bodies.
  Discuss common issues and share technical information.
  Promote education within the group and also to customers.
  Prioritise research applicable to nurseries.
  Encourage best practice and maximum operating and product standards.
  Facilitate the Vine Nursery Accreditation Scheme (VINAS).


 

  Membership


  Open to any interested vine nursery operator and may include elected representatives from any  

  grape growing or winemaking organisations, and owners of certified or approved vine propagation

  material available for nursery propagation.

 

  Management Committee:    
  Chairman - Paul Wright Vinewright, Mount Pleasant SA
  Vice Chairman - Darren Golding  Adelaide Hills Vine Nursery, Lobethal SA
  Secretary - Andy Gordon KC Vines & Rootstocks, Mildura VIC
  Treasurer - Mark Cleggett Glenavon Nursery, Langhorne Creek SA
  John Messina   Sunraysia Nurseries. Gol Gol NSW
  Chris Harding Viticlone Nursery, Dunsborough WA
  Jim Maier Mallee Point Nursery, Griffith NSW
   Nick Dry  Yalumba Nursery, Angaston SA

  Membership
  $100 per annum