Earlier this year the Federal Government launched the $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (ERWSP). This is an exciting development which aims to grow the Australian Wine Sector with an allocation of $50 million worth of grants and funding over four years.
We played a significant role in the development of the business plan to ensure grape growers were well represented and primed to benefit from the funding on offer.
Wine Australia has indicated that the final sign off on the draft guidelines is imminent which means the opportunity to apply for grants will open soon.
I encourage all grape growers to learn as much as they can about the ERWSP. This package is a much-needed boost to the industry and it is up to all of us to capitalise on this opportunity.
We have put together an overview of the package and what it means for growers on here.
To find out more about the package as a whole, visit the Wine Australia website. For more information about the grants, click here.
I look forward to grape growers across Australia building their business and making the most of this evolution of the wine sector.
Chief Executive Officer
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