Grope Hamilton

Wine Law

Grope Hamilton Lawyers is uniquely placed to assist winemakers and grape growers in their legal needs through Managing Partner, Mark Hamilton, who is a unique mix of an experienced commercial lawyer with more than 30 years practical experience and an intimate lifetime involvement and knowledge of the Australian Wine Industry.

A member of the Hamilton wine family, who founded the wine industry in South Australia in 1837, Mark is able to provide effective and cost efficient legal advice and assistance to wine industry clients because of his thorough understanding of the industry.

Mark is the proprietor of Hamilton’s Ewell Vineyards, which has extensive wine interests.

Grope Hamilton Lawyers provides to the wine industry a broad range of:

  • Business and commercial legal services and
  • Litigation and dispute resolution services


Wine Industry Articles, Insights and Alerts

Legally Red Wine Law newsletter May 2013

Property Act Changes Retention of Title Rules

Trademarks Protect Local Brands

Developing Brand Equity

Protecting Your Brand

The Bull Fight - Protecting Your Wine Brand

Virtual Wine Brand Growth

Internet Trade Mark Infringement

Contract Winemaking Pitfalls

Australian Wine Industry Spray Risk

Australian Wine Exports at Spray Risk

Effective Debt Collection for Wineries 1

Effective Debt Collection For Wineries 2

Retention of Title Clauses

Asset Rich, Cash Poor - Fundraising Options

Distribution Contract Compensation Clauses

Effective Debt Collection for Wineries

The Laughing Magpie 2004

Wine Industry Legal Risks

Wine Industry Legal Risks 2005

Industry Growth At The Crossroads

Wineries Strive To Keep Balance

Deceptive Trends Can Play Tricks on Reality

Industry Eyes Watch for Bottom of Cycle

“Instilling an everything is urgent mantra; recruiting staff with the correct critical reasoning capacity and can do attitude are fundamental to our success.”

Mark Hamilton
Managing Partner

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