Our Company

Australian wine has long been sought after in the diverse global wine market & continues to present significant growth opportunities for many countries. We have spent many years immersing ourselves in, & from time to time living in emerging international wine markets, representing estate & artisan producers on the world’s stage.

Along this journey, which has included winemaking through owning & operating Australian wineries, we discovered that there was a genuine customer need for development & representation of authentic, ‘home grown’ proprietary & exclusive Australian wine brands. At Australian Wine Partners, we set out to curate a genuine & exclusive wine offering for international markets, complementing Australia’s world leading regional & artisan wines.

Our Directors

CRAIG HARNETT

With almost 20 years of international wine industry experience, Craig’s career began with a successful Australian wine company, representing its diverse brand portfolio across the North American and European wine markets. Prior to co-founding Australian Wine Partners, Craig founded a craft brewery, invested in a contract bottling facility and separately, a regional South Australian artisan winery, successfully launching its presence into international markets. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University and a Diploma in Wine Marketing from the University of Adelaide. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, while in pursuit of creating the perfect wood fired pizza.

ANTHONY BARNES

With an extensive background in the global wine industry in corporate strategy and international commercial operations, Anthony holds a wealth of corporate finance and commercial experience as a wine industry strategic advisor and consultant, and as a director of Australian Wine Partners. Prior to this, Anthony’s passion for the wine industry lead him to a variety of executive corporate strategy, general management and commercial roles in global wine businesses in Australia and Asia, through which he successfully led strategic projects in Europe, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Charles Sturt University. He and his wife are passionate about travelling, seeing new places and experiencing new cultures.