Terms and Conditions

This following document sets forth the terms and conditions about using information taken from the Wine Victoria website, www.winevictoria.org.auwww.winevictoria.org.au.

1. Introduction

The Terms of Use of the Wine Victoria website include these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice.

2. Website content and access

While Wine Victoria endeavours to take reasonable care in preparing and maintaining the information on this website we do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, adequacy or completeness of any of the website content. You acknowledge and accept that the website content may include technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The website content is subject to change at any time without notice and may not necessarily be up to date or accurate at the time you view it.

It is your responsibility to enquire with us directly to ensure the accuracy and currency of the material or information you seek to rely upon. To the extent permitted by law Wine Victoria disclaims all liability for loss directly or indirectly arising from your use of or reliance on the website and the website content.

Wine Victoria does not guarantee that access to the Wine Victoria website will be uninterrupted or that the website is free from viruses or anything else which may damage any computer which accesses the Wine Victoria website or any data on such a computer.

3. Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law Wine Victoria excludes completely all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of any kind (including special, indirect or consequential loss and including loss of business profits) however caused (including negligence) arising out of or in connection with the website content and the use or performance of the Wine Victoria website.

4. Intellectual property

The materials displayed on this website, including without limitation all editorial materials, information, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos and trademarks, are the property of Wine Victoria and are protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws. Any such content may be displayed and printed solely for your personal, non-commercial use within your organisation only provided that any copyright notice on such a display or page is not removed. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material to any third party without the express prior written consent of Wine Victoria.

Save for the above, and unless expressly granted, Wine Victoria does not grant any licence or right in, or assign all or part of, its intellectual property rights in the content or applications incorporated into the Wine Victoria website or in the user interface of the Wine Victoria website.

5. Submissions

Any material you send to us on or via the Wine Victoria website will be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. This includes any data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or other information. We will be entitled to use such material for any purpose without compensation to you.

6. Third party websites

The Wine Victoria website may contain links to other websites operated, controlled or produced by third parties. Unless otherwise indicated, Wine Victoria does not control, endorse, sponsor or approve any such third party websites or their content nor does Wine Victoria provide any warranty or take any responsibility whatsoever for any aspect of those websites or their content.

7. Links to Wine Victoria website

If you wish to establish a link to this website, you must first seek approval from Wine Victoria. The following information will be required to assess your request:

  1. the URL of the website that you seek to establish a link from
  2. a brief description of your website
  3. the reason that you wish to establish a link.

If Wine Victoria agrees to your proposed link, you must comply with any terms and conditions imposed by Wine Victoria as a condition of such agreement. If the nature and/or content of your website changes in any significant way, you must contact Wine Victoria and provide a new description of your website.

8. Interference with website

You must not attempt to change, add to, remove, deface, hack or otherwise interfere with this website or any material or content displayed on the Wine Victoria website.

9. Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the State of Victoria, Australia. In the event that a dispute arises from these Website Terms and Conditions, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.

Last modified on Monday, 20 May 2013 22:25

Bushfire Technical Response Program

The Wine Victoria Bushfire Technical Response Program aims to undertake the delivery of a package of technical support activities for Victorian wine industry participants affected by exposure to bushfire smoke during the 2019-20 growing season. While there is a focus on wine regions directly affected by smoke, the program seeks to deliver statewide benefits where possible. 

Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes this week announced $990,000 to support a program delivered in partnership with Wine Victoria that will help winemakers assess and remediate the effects of smoke exposure on wines being made from this year’s harvest. The program will include online technical workshops on recognising and addressing the effects of smoke exposure, evaluation of 2020 wines by expert sensory panels, support to produce test batches for evaluation and access to a benchmarking kit to help winemakers assess their own wines. 

The program will also include winemaking trials to evaluate techniques for treating smoke-affected wines and research activities to better characterise the impacts of smoke on a range of locally important varieties. A steering committee made up of the Victorian Government, Wine Victoria and representatives from affected wine regions will oversee the program, which will be rolled out immediately and run until September 2021. 

Further information will be posted here as programs and activities are rolled out. 

For more information on support for the wine industry after the bushfires visit agriculture.vic.gov.au or call 136 186.