Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) ‘Next Gens’ will be immersing themselves in New Zealand’s wine culture in the spirit of collaboration and education. The three-day tour in October will see 17 ‘Next Gens’ travelling around the country tasting and tweeting about their various experiences.

The group will be sharing tasting tables with members of the Family of Twelve during the first consumer tasting event at Glengarry Wines in Auckland to taste and talk about the variations of flavours and styles that come from the varying terroirs across the Tasman.

After visiting each other’s Australian wineries over the past four years, it was time for the ‘Next Gens’ to look further afield for their next educational trip. Australia’s First Families of Wine include Brown Brothers, Campbells, d’Arenberg, De Bortoli, Henschke Wines, Howard Park, Jim Barry Wines, McWilliams, Tahbilk, Taylors, Tyrrells and Yalumba. 10 of the 12 brands will be represented through the New Zealand tour.