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Allusion Wines to receive State Government funding boost

Sunday 29 January 2017

Allusion Wines, on the Southern Fleurieu, will receive up to $25,000 as part of the State Government's new $1 million Cellar Door Grants Program.


The Cellar Door Grants Program assists wineries upgrade and diversify their cellar doors. This could include adding an exclusive tasting room, bed and breakfast facility or educational program.

The Program is part of the State Government's new $1.8 million per year South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme which was developed to increase wine sales, visitor numbers and create jobs.

South Australia's wine sector made exceptional gains in 2015-16 – generating almost $2.11 billion in revenue, up almost $330 million on the previous year.

In total, 44 wineries across the State were successful in receiving the Cellar Door Grants Program funding.

Quotes attributable to Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell

The Cellar Door Grants Program will help to ensure growth in the State's wine sector and further cement South Australia's reputation as a producer of premium wine.

Our Government wants to help small wineries and larger businesses to be innovative and to invest in the upgrades to their cellar doors so visitors receive a world-class experience at a Great Wine Capital winery.

In 2015-16, South Australia's food and wine sector generated more than $18.6 billion in revenue – and in the 12 months to August 2016, 3400 jobs were created. Increasing the funding for this crucial industry means more jobs in our regions.

The benefits of these projects will flow to grape growers, winemakers, individual wine brands, culinary tourism operations, restaurants, food and wine event organisers, and the broader community.

Adelaide's membership in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network provides benefits across the State – promoting our regions on an international stage. The scheme ensures that all visitors attracted to South Australia's cellar doors experience the best our vintners have to offer.

Last year, Adelaide was invited to join the global network which also includes San Francisco/Napa Valley (US), Bordeaux (France), Bilbao/Rioja (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Mainz/Rheinhessen (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), Valparaìso/Casablanca Valley (Chile) and Verona (Italy).

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For more information about the SA Wine Industry Development Scheme visit:

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/winescheme

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