Title

Small winegrowers’ views on their relationship with local communities

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

6544

Comments

This article was originally published as

Alonso, A. D., & Northcote, J. (2008). Small winegrowers’ views on their relationship with local communities. Journal of Wine Research, 19(3), 143-158.

Original article available here

Abstract

This study examines the views of small winery operators in the Canary Islands, Spain and Western Australia regarding their relationship with their local community in such dimensions as event participation, employment and education. Winery operators indicated being actively involved in their local community in different ways. However, some of these interactions can be the source of misunderstandings centring on the informal economies characteristic of rural communities. One key difference between the two regions is that while some Western Australian respondents perceived weak local support in purchasing their wines, Canary Islands respondents indicated selling most of their wines locally. The development and strengthening of relationships between wineries and their community has very important implications, including supporting initiatives to nurture and maintain the community's fabric, encourage further development in local areas, or use wine tourism as a tool to tap into commercial opportunities.

DOI

10.1080/09571260902891035

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/09571260902891035