About Us

We’ve been producing world class wine grapes for over 100 years

If there’s one thing we’re proud of, it’s our heritage. Since 1922, we have worked with wine grape growers from all over the Riverland to consistently supply world class fruit and wine.
Our reputation for quality wine grapes has stood the test of time, through droughts, floods and the many other challenges the region has faced.
The vineyard area of our growers covers approximately 8,000 hectares, and comprises some 52 different winegrape varieties from the popular Chardonnay and Shiraz to the lesser known Pinot Gris and Malbec.
As we accomplish and celebrate 100 years of trading wine grapes, our Co-op has embarked on its biggest modernisation to date. We’re actively re-positioning the
Co-op to meet the challenges the new world economy presents, and to ensure our growers achieve the best returns possible.

History

Board of Directors

CCW is a member-owned and controlled Co-operative, governed by rules under the
Co-operatives Act. We are managed by a Board of Directors which the majority of are active suppliers to CCW.
Our directors all add value to the board’s strategic direction with their combined experience in agriculture, finance, human resources and technology. They own vineyards or are directly involved in the wine grape industry.
Many have strong family histories with the Co-op – some of which date back to its origins in 1922.
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As the previous Chair of CCW (2021-2023), Peter knows the co-op intimately. He was previously a Director since 2003 before becoming Chair in 2021, and adds value to the board’s strategic direction through his vast experience. Peter’s family have been instrumental in securing the future of the Riverland wine grape industry, through lobbying and advocacy on behalf of growers. Peter now continues that tradition by ensuring the co-op is positioned to meet new challenges.

He is an active grower with wife Michelle, and together they own and manage many acres of wine grapes and citrus in the region.

Peter Hill

Chair
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Aden Brock

Deputy Chair
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Andreas Clark

Independent Director
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Dino Cotsaris

Director
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Mark Evans

Director
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Brenton’s family history in the Riverland dates back over 100 years. He is a fourth generation wine grape grower, and has studied project management and viticulture.

Brenton works for the Department of Environment on the irrigation efficiency team, and has previously worked for Adelaide Uni at the Waite Campus for research and teaching vineyard management.

Brenton Fenwick

Director
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Aphrodite Koutouzis

Director

General Manager

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Peter Szabo

General Manager

Viticulturalist

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Ashley joined CCW as Viticultural Officer in September 2016.

Raised on a fruit block in the Riverland an interest in all things agricultural developed. After graduating from Roseworthy Agriculture College with a Degree in Agriculture Science, Ashley joined PIRSA at the Loxton Research Centre and worked for 25 years as an Irrigation Horticultural/Viticultural Extension Officer. The last 5 years of that time delivering agricultural aid programs in the Middle East, North Africa and India.

Ashley Lipman

Viticulturalist

Company Secretary / Accountant

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Karyn Burton

Company Secretary / Accountant

Commercial Manager

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Melanie Kargas

Commercial Manager

CCW Cares. We proudly support the following

Corporate Directory

General Manager
Peter Szabo

Board of Directors

Peter Hill (Chair)
Aden Brock (Deputy Chair)
Andreas Clark (Independent Director)
Dino Cotsaris
Mark Evans
Brenton Fenwick
Aphrodite Koutouzis

Company Secretary / Accountant
Karyn Burton

Executive Assistant / Office Administrator
Voula Zois

Viticulturalist
Ashley Lipman

Commercial Manager
Melanie Kargas

Bankers
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Berri, SA

Auditors
William Buck
Chartered Accountants and Advisors
Adelaide, SA

Legal Advisors
TangoSix
Adelaide, SA

Registered Office
9 Battams Road, Glossop, SA  5344
PO Box 236, Barmera, SA  5345
Telephone: (08) 8583 2286
Facsimile: (08) 8583 2189