South Australia’s wine industry secures $ 1 million in government funding
The government of South Australia has committed $ 1 million over the next four years to support new development projects for the state’s wine industry.
Under the new agreement, the South Australian Wine Industry (SAWIA) will receive $ 250,000 per year for four years to support the development of the industry.
Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham said providing a funding deal until 2026 will give the wine industry certainty.
“Marshall’s Liberal government funding for SAWIA has been very effective in supporting the development of the wine industry in all parts of South Australia and we recognize the importance of continuing this program in the future.” , said Basham.
“Given the impact of drought, bushfires, COVID-19 and significant international market losses, the next five years are crucial for the wine industry in South Australia.
“The wine industry plays a central role in the economic fortunes of the state, so it is important that we continue to help winemakers and cellars where we can,” he said.
“This agreement will secure SAWIA’s future as a strong industrial development organization through 2026, leading to the continued support that has been vital to our iconic industry during a difficult time.”
The $ 1 million funding commitment enabled key projects to be completed in the areas of responsiveness, business planning and financial literacy workshops, and consumer education, according to SAWIA President Nick Waterman.
“This support allows us to continue to improve business resilience, future planning and development of the wine industry, which in turn benefits the economic growth of the state, particularly in our wine regions of South Australia, ”Waterman said.
“Having the certainty of this funding allows SAWIA and the wine regions of South Australia to develop pathways that will continue to deliver measurable benefits to industry and government. “
The latest consumer education event called “Reserved” will take place at the South Australian Museum on June 25, 2021 and will be presented by SAWIA and the Great Wine Capitals Network.
At the paid event, 15 South Australian wineries will serve their reserved, museum-only, cellar-only, hard-to-find wines.
For more information on Reserved, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reserved-wine-at-the-south-australian-museum-tickets-156024925753.