Published on 14 Apr 05
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This presentation covers the following topics:
- what are the key financial and viticultural performance indicators in a vineyard?
- what does it cost to develop a vineyard in the major wine regions of WA?
- what are the key drivers of vineyard profitability in the current wine market?
- who is making good money out of growing wine grapes and who is doing it tough?
Albert from Albert Haak & Associates, has extensive 'hands on' expertise in the development
and management of agricultural industries. He graduated from the Agricultural Engineering
Department of the University of Natal in 1973 and from the School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa in 1980. He gained production and management experience from six
years in the sugar industry, where the slim profit margins demanded ingenuity, high levels of
efficiency and tight cost control. He has 20 years experience in the wine industry, initially as a design and research engineer at the Wine Research Institute in Stellenbosch. In 1985 he immigrated to WA where he and his wife, Bridget, provided the vision, design, development and management of Amberley Estate. Albert Haak & Associates has provided a vineyard benchmark service to clients in WA over a period of seven years.
Current at 9 March 2005 Current at 21 March 2005