A dispute between the Australian government and the country's brewers over beer excise may have ended amicably, but a row is now brewing between the government and more than 1,000 of the country's wine companies.

The Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) wants to see a cut in wine equalisation tax from 29% to 24.5%.

And as the government prepares to hand over about $A180m ($87m) of excise, which had already been collected back to the country's breweries Australasian Business Intelligence reported that 1,200 Australian wine companies were yesterday due to meet with members of parliament who hold seats in winemaking regions to discuss the issue.