Victorian Government Confirms Support for Victorian Liquor Subsidy Wine Victoria today welcomed confirmation from the Victorian Government that the Victorian Liquor Subsidy (VLS - also known as the Cellar Door rebate) will remain intact and unchanged – providing much needed support to Victoria’s iconic cellar doors. Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan said Victoria was now the only state with this level of industry support and was just another demonstration of how the Government was supporting Victorian winemakers and making sure Victoria was the best place to do business.
Wine Victoria Welcomes WET Reforms as Win for Victorian Industry   Wine Victoria, the peak body representing the Victorian wine industry, has welcomed today’s announcement’s on reforms to Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) rebate from Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resourcesand The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer Minister for Revenue and Financial Services. Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan, said that an early review of the government’s statements shows reforms are on track to deliver positive outcomes for the Victorian wine industry.   “We commend the Government’s commitment to deliver crucial reforms on the WET rebate, that balances the objectives of much needed support for our members while also preventing access to the rebate…
Thursday, 29 September 2016

Growers approve new Order

Growers approve new Order Winegrape growers in the Murray-Darling and Swan Hill regions have voted decisively in favour of another four-year term for the Murray Valley Wine Grape Industry Development Order. This is the statutory provision that underpins the collection of levies by the Murray Valley Wine Grape Industry Development Committee (IDC). The Order is subject to a compulsory vote by winegrape growers every four years. With growers’ approval, the IDC has the authority to continue to collect a charge of $1.25/tonne on wine grapes produced for sale in the Murray-Darling and Swan Hill regions. The IDC also oversees the spending of levy funds,…
L -R: Rory Lane, Rachael Sweeney, The Hon. Jaala Pulford, Joel Pizzini, Angela Brown Wine Victoria yesterday joined the Minister for Agriculture, The Hon. Jaala Pulford to launch the Wine Growth Fund which aims to develop and sustainably grow the wine industry in Victoria by providing growers, winemakers with funding to build both domestic and international markets. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said, "These grants will help producers, intermediaries and representative bodies to maximised the opportunities available to better market and export some of Australia's best wine." Grants of up to $20,000 are available to individual organisations and $50,000 is available for collaborative projects involving more than one organisation, to support activities including marketing,…
25th Grampians Grape Escape launches in fine style   The 25th annual Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival was officially launched in Melbourne today. The festival is a month long celebration of the Grampians region’s best gastronomic producers and winemakers that will take place in April. To cap off the month devoted to Western Victoria’s best food and wine, the ultimate indulgence finale is the Grampians Grape Escape weekend held on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May in Grampians National Park, Halls Gap where over 100 provedores and local producers as well as beer, wine and cider artisans will delight an expected crowd of over 10,000 wine lovers and…
Friday, 22 January 2016

Be Vigilant this Vintage.

A toast to new Wine Ministerial Advisory Council members October 16, 2015 Wine Victoria has today welcomed the Victorian Government's announcement on industry members who will form a newly established Wine Industry Ministerial Advisory Committee.The announcement was made last night by the Minister for Agriculture, The Hon Jaala Pulford at the annual 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) where many Victorian wineries were acknowledged for excellence. Wine Victoria Chair Damien Sheehan, who was selected for the committee, said the announcement was timely, taking place no a night when the depth of Victoria's winemaking talent and premium products were celebrated. "On behalf of our industry I am eager to work…
The Hon Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development; Damien Sheehan, Wine Victoria Chair, at Mount Langi Ghiran Winery in the Grampians April 30, 2015 Wine Victoria, the peak body representing the interests of the Victorian wine industry, will work closely with the state Government to roll out a $1 million investment aimed at boosting Victorian wine tourism and exports. The $1 million plan was announced today by Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, the Honourable Jaala Pulford, as part of the government’s 2015-16 budget. The plan includes the establishment of of Wine Industry Ministerial Advisory Group and funding to develop a Victorian Wine Tourism Strategy. Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan welcomed Minister Pulford for her announcement at Mount Langi Ghiran Winery…
Bill Blamires, Bendigo Wingrowers Association; Damien Sheehan, Wine Victoria Chair; Hon Jacinta Allan, Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development at Labor's election announcement in Bendigo today Media ReleaseNovember 24, 2014 Wine Victoria welcomes plan to grow wine tourism and exports   Wine Victoria today welcomed the Labor Party's pre-election announcements to invest in the Victorian Wine Industry through key policy areas including tourism, international exports, biosecurity and regional job creation.Wine Victoria chair Damien Sheehan said the commitments are an excellent example of what the association has been recommending to both parties during the state election campaigns.Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development Jacinta Allan today announced a $1 million plan, which includes:• dedicated funds to boost cellar door visits with the creation of a Victorian Wine…
Victorian Government to Host Inbound Super Trade Mission Wine Victoria today welcomed the Victorian Government's intention to host an inbound Super Trade Mission to promote Victoria's wine to the world. The Victorian wine industry is an important exporting partner for the Victorian Government, particularly as wine is one of Victoria's most valuable food exports. Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan said that the association has been making the case for the Government to partner with industry on more inbound wine-based trade missions. "We are particularly interested in trade missions that bring the world's wine influencers directly into our regions. "Here they will taste wine poured by our winemakers, seated…
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