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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…
Wine Victoria Names New Board Members Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan, has welcomed four new members to the Wine Victoria Board. The Hon. Patrick McNamara, Dr Richard McIntyre, Ms Angie Bradbury and Mr Roger Sharp will join the Board effective immediately. Mr Sheehan said the Victorian wine industry was fortunate to be guided by such highly regarded professionals. "Our new members are well respected experts in their respective fields and bring to the Board a wealth of experience and expertise across the areas of government relations and politics, tourism, industry communications, winemaking and viticulture." The Hon Patrick McNamara was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly…
Wine Victoria Welcomes Investment in R&D to fight Phylloxera Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan, today welcomed the announcement of a two-year research partnership between the Victorian Government and the Australia Grape and Wine Authority to fight a vineyard pest – Phylloxera. "Wine Victoria has made representations to the State Government on the need to continue to invest in research and development activities that will help to address this biosecurity issue. We are very pleased with the $580,000 partnership," Mr Sheehan said. Phylloxera attacks the roots of European grapevines (Vitis vinifera) eventually killing those vines it infests and moving on to others. The only remedial action is to remove these…
Wine Victoria Welcomes State Budget Wine Victoria today welcomed the Investments featured in Victorian Government's 2014-15 State Budget. Wine Victoria Chair, Damien Sheehan said that of particular value to the wine industry was the Government's commitment to: Boost exports of premium food and beverage products into Asian markets as part of the Government's Food and Agriculture into Asia plan; and Fund major campaigns to be undertaken in interstate markets to maintain awareness and tourist visitation to regional Victoria. Victoria has 21 distinct wine regions that span the state. There are more than 800 wineries that produce a wide range of wine varieties that are exported to more than 80 countries. There…
Wine Victoria - Board of Directors - Call for Interest Wine Victoria is seeking the services of three suitably qualified persons to become members of the Wine Victoria Board of Directors. Background:Wine Victoria is the peak body representing the Victorian wine industry. The organisation advocates on behalf of the wine industry ensuring our members remain a high priority with the Victorian Government and our national governing bodies. The association is supported by two key governance bodies, the Wine Victoria Board and a council of Victoria's 21 wine regions. Our mission is to develop and enhance the long-term sustainability of the Victorian wine industry. Wine Victoria advocates on the following issues:…
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