Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Room

DATE: Monday, 2nd September
TIME: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

DRESS CODE: Smart Casual


This lunch is for family members of the next generation and their guests.

As with most things in life, it often helps to be surrounded by a community of trusted friends and colleagues that can relate to your situation and offer advice, support and inspiration when you need it.

After spending the morning with Michelle De Lucia and Brian Sichi from KPMG Enterprise at the NxG Masterclass, spend the afternoon networking with your NxG community at this very special Longest Lunch held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

You will be joined by a panel of NxG members from Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) including Tahbilk, Yalumba, Jim Barry, D’Arenberg, Brown Brothers, Tyrrells and Henschke, sharing what it is like to be born into a wine family dynasty and how they are carving their own pathways.

As Australia’s First Families of Wine has evolved, so too has the Next Generation of these families as they mature and grow as part of their family stories.

Their role as the future storytellers of AFFW and their families is unquestioned and they bring innovation and new thinking to their vision for the future. With their own identity and charter, this group are the future leaders of not only their family businesses, but the Australian wine landscape overall.

As each represented AFFW member discusses their journey so far, you will sample some of their legendary wines which have been matched to the scrumptious three course menu.

Start your conference experience at this shared learning and networking event with people facing the same challenges as you. This is your opportunity to build lifelong friendships.

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About Australia's First Families of Wine


Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) is made up of eleven of Australia’s oldest and most respected family owned, multi-generational wineries who collectively have over 1,310 years of wine making experience.

The intention was to change the narrative about the history, provenance and quality of Australian premium wine, telling the stories behind these families that form the golden thread that connects them. Since then, Australia’s First Families of Wine has travelled the globe as a collective to share their vinous tales; tales of tribulation and success, experience and commitment. 

Ultimately it is the passion of over 48 generations of these families and 1310 years of collective winemaking experience that has helped to shape Australia’s wine narrative.


The Next Gen, as they are affectionately known, have formed strong bonds as they have organised and managed events together, and represented their families at home and around the world, picking up the baton and bringing their unique and fresh style to their family storytelling as part of AFFW.

Hosted by FBA's National Platinum Partner, KPMG Enterprise