The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s premium wine industry with more than $1.18 million already delivered for 65 projects that will increase local and international markets, boost wine tourism and grow wine businesses.
Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced the funding from the second round of the Wine Growth Fund, which supports Victoria’s 21 unique wine regions.
Victoria’s wine industry contributes $7.6 billion to the state economy and directly employs nearly 13,000 people, many of which are in regional Victoria.
There are more cellar door outlets in Victoria than any other state, creating opportunities for visitors to enjoy diverse and quality wine experiences, and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of our regions.
The Wine Growth Fund is part of the Labor Government’s investment in Victoria’s wine industry, which also includes the Wine Industry Development Strategy and the Wine Industry Ministerial Advisory Committee.
The Wine Growth Fund supports wine businesses to innovate and grow in a range of areas aligned to the industry’s strategic direction, and the Wine Strategy.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“We’re raising a glass to Victorian producers and wine businesses across our state and providing vital grants to take Victorian wine to the world.”
“The Wine Growth Fund aims to grow the industry by providing innovative growers, organisations and projects with funding to expand – supporting activities from the vineyard to the cellar door and beyond.”
“Whether it’s a Glamping Experience at Balgownie, a King Valley Prosecco Road Plan, or by providing more cellar door opportunities, the Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our wine growing businesses.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020