Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Program

Support for winemakers looking to the future

Victoria’s grape-growers and winemakers will benefit from a new program, commissioned by Wine Victoria through the Department of Agriculture, providing support to tackle climate change, work sustainably, increase profitability, and keep abreast of market standards.

The Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Program includes a state-wide vineyard health assessment along with a series of regional workshops, tools, and resources available to the industry. Participants will learn more about redevelopment strategies to modernise and optimise vineyards, ways to step up productivity, and the benefits of adopting agtech on-farm. Another major theme of the program is sustainable practices. Participants will develop an understanding on how to extend the fruitful life of vineyards for the longevity of the industry.

The Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Program is funded by the Victorian Government.

Four key program areas:

Program 1 – Addressing Climate Change
Program 2 – Improving Productivity, Sustainability and Competitiveness
Program 3 – Biosecurity Awareness and Preparedness
Program 4 – Building Capability, Leadership, and Industry Assets

As part of the program, we are delivering the following workshops.

  1. Introduction to Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certification and carbon calculator. Workshops were held in January/February 2023.
  2. Towards carbon neutral in the winery and vineyard (with site visits) 24/5 – 2/6 Full details here  
  3. Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certification workshop. 2/5 – 15/6 Full details here 

There will be a program of 1:1 support for the SWA certification.

For more information on the Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Programs from Feb to June  email with any questions.


The Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Program is funded by a $455,500 grant awarded to Wine Victoria by the Victorian Government through the New Markets for Food and Regional Produce stream of the Agriculture Workforce Plan.