Whether you are a grower or a producer, it is likely that you are operating (or about to commence operating) under the terms of a contract or agreement, written or oral. There may also be agreements in place in relation to storage of wine. McAuliffe Legal has vast experience in relation to drafting agreements and disputes.
A new generation of written contracts for growing fruit and winemaking have emerged in recent years – the advantages of engaging us to assist you to negotiate your written contract are that it encourages the parties to consider “up front” the process and issues which may arise during the intended business relationship.
At McAuliffe Legal, we can assist you to ascertain the financial standing of the party that you are about to contract with, and those associated with it.
In the case of winemakers, we can draft your contract to ensure that your wine is made and kept separate from other customers, and to ensure that it is clear that title in the wine remains with you at all times, to avoid potential arguments with liquidators or receivers.
We can also assist you in relation to appropriate insurances in place to meet your claim if your wine is spoilt.