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Three Clare Valley wineries to receive State Government funding boost

Sunday 29 January 2017

Three Clare Valley wineries will receive up to $25,000 each 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 three businesses are Mitchell Wines, Wines by KT and Adelina Wines.

As a further boost in funding to the region, the Clare Valley Winemakers Association will receive $40,000 in funding under the Regional Wine Industry Association Grants Program.

The funding will be used to promote the region, improve visitor experiences and deliver programs that will encourage young people to stay in the local wine industry.

The grant programs are 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 and nine regional wine industry associations across the State were successful in receiving grants under the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme.

Quotes attributable to Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell

These State Government grants will help boost business in the wine and tourism sectors in our local area.

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).

Background

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

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

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