Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Program
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 theAgriculture Workforce Plan.
Victoria’s grape-growers and winemakers will benefit from a new program, run by Wine Victoria, providing support to tackle climate change, work sustainably, increase profitability, and keep abreast of market standards.
The Growing Victorian Wine into the Future Program will include 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.
Kim Chalmers, Chair of Wine Victoria’s Technical Committee says she is delighted by the Victorian Government’s support.
“The new program will see a range of activities to improve the environmental and economic sustainability of Victorian wine growers and vineyards,” said Ms Chalmers.
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
Further information will be sent to members on the commencement of the program.