App/tech business of the week – Vine Collective

29/05/2015 - 09:35

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Buy wines direct from 60-plus of Western Australia’s leading boutique wine producers as well as explore the state’s best wine tourism experiences with regional profiles, winery profiles, user-driven winery reviews and winery rankings.

CAPTION: FINE VINE: Ben Thomas aims to link wine lovers with WA producers.

Vine CollectiveTripAdvisor meets eBay for the wine industry.

Buy wines direct from 60-plus of Western Australia’s leading boutique wine producers as well as explore the state’s best wine tourism experiences with regional profiles, winery profiles, user-driven winery reviews and winery rankings.

Where?        Website www.vinecollective.com.au

Team  ~ Managing director and co-founder Ben Thomas, PhD in wine tourism from Curtin University; Asher Vukelic, managing director, Vukelic Property Group; Joel Pember and Jarrad Grigg, directors; and Simon Blee, lead developer at JuiceBox Creative; Lachlan McDonald, winemaker; Erick and Ian Regnard, photography.

Quotation  ~ “WA produces some of the best wine and winery experiences in the world but a lot them go unseen due to the stranglehold supermarket chains have on bottle stores. Our aim is to create a community where people can access these wines direct from the producer and reviews from wine consumers,” Ben Thomas said.

Market  ~ Since launch, more than 60 wine producers have sold wine through Vine Collective. The next step is to introduce curated mixed-case offerings to deliver the best WA has on offer at great value. The Australian wine industry represents 25 per cent of the total value ($2.6 billion) of Australian domestic liquor retail market (IBIS World, 2014).

Launched in May 2014 and ranked #32   in BNiQ Startups List

http://www.businessnews.com.au/Company/Vine-Collective

http://www.businessnews.com.au/List/startups

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