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  • VineFinders


VineFinders was the first digital database of vineyard, cellar door and winery locations in Australia, created in 2002 before Google Maps! David Hurburgh visited every wine region recording latitudes and longitudes at the entrances. This was commercialised by Dick Friend, who expanded the scope and content in the database for…
– data provision to WineVictoria, Wine Tasmania, AWRI, ABS, ATO, WGGA, DPIWE, Hardie Grant (Halliday) & numerous private clients
– the first on-line searchable wine maps in 2008, publicly-available and free from the VineFinders website
– “Grapes 101” , a smartphone App providing details on 170+ grape varieties grown in Australia
– “Oz Cellar Doors” for iPhone & iPad, providing searchable mapping and details on Australis’s 2,600 winery cellar doors

…and numerous collaborations with vW Maps, such as
Australian Wine Maps
– online applications for wine tourism, industry info and biosecurity
– and more.

vW Maps continues the pioneering work of VineFinders, building innovative applications involving wine mapping, 3D modelling, digital cartography, visual representation of the wine industry, biosecurity applications and so on.

To contact Dick Friend directly,