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About Us

DAN TRAUCKI
Director-Wine Assist,  Member Wine Century Club

With almost 30 years experience in the Wine Industry, after having started out life as an accountant, Dan Traucki, Director of Wine Assist, has a broad depth of knowledge of the Wine Industry.

Over this time period Dan has held key roles including:

  • National Sales Support Manager - Orlando Wyndham 
  • General Manager - G & V Trading
  • General Manager - Yaldara Wines
  • C.E.O. - Thompson Fruitgrowers & Thompson Vintners
  • General Manager - Greatstone Wines.
  • MWCC - Pentavini (500) Member Wine Century Club
  • Freelance Journalist for WBM and Winestate magazines
  • Finalist 2014 Wine Communicator Awards - Best Wine Article
  • Formerly Dan was the Chairman of the Exporters Association of South Australia
  • Australian Wine Judge: Winestate Magazine; Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show.
  • International Wine Judge: World Bulk Wine Exhibition (Amsterdam)
This in-depth and varied experience covering almost all facets of the Wine Industry, other than wine making, gives Wine Assist a broad basis from which to advise and assist its clients.  Dan was also the initiator, of the biggest tasting of Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wines ever conducted.

VICKI TRAUCKI
Director & Export Manager, Wine Assist

Having been the Personal Assistant to the NSW State Manager of a major corporation, before raising a family, Vicki provides great attention to detail in export documentation, which ensures the smoothest possible passage through Customs in destination countries, for the client’s of Wine Assist.

PETER WYATT
Graphic & Web Designer, Page Six

Peter is a very experienced Graphic and Web Designer who has nearly a decades experience in the Wine Industry including some time as McGuigan Simeon’s Graphic Designer. Peter has also run his own business in the past, and so is acutely aware of the need to provide value for money to clients.

Did you know...

Australian Wines - refined & distinctive

Australia is ranked as the world’s 6th largest wine producer, and the finest Australian wines are among the best in the world - a judgment that is consistently reinforced at international wine shows.

Australian wine to the world...

Agricultural excellence and winemaking brilliance

Australia has some of the oldest grape vines in the world. Many of Europe’s established vineyards were destroyed by disease (phylloxera) in the 1800s. The only survivors were the vines brought to Australia.
In just 200 years, Australia’s wine industry has grown from a few small plantings to an industry renowned throughout the world for quality, innovation and depth that produces every one of the major wine styles.