The inaugural ‘Aussie Wine Week’ took the US by storm in September 2017, with sixteen winemakers travelling to New York and San Francisco to showcase their wines at a series of trade, media and consumer events.
More than 50 South Australian wineries will share in $1.225 million in funding, to help them upgrade and diversify their cellar doors to provide visitors with a world class experience.
Growing interest in Australian wine has been reflected in the largest ever attendances at the annual Australian Wine Grand Tastings (AGT) held in Tokyo and Seoul, in collaboration with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
The grape and wine sector has welcomed the launch of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston.
The Government has popped the cork on a $50 million, three year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to a record $3.5 billion and promote wine tourism in regional communities.
WA wine producers could boost international exports by working together as an industry to target key markets and gain critical market presence using regional brands.
A prosperous future driven by exports beckons for Australia’s wine industry following the passage of legislation reforming the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate.
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) is deeply disappointed with allegations that Australian winemakers are deliberately rorting the Australian Taxation system.