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The Grape & Wine Sector
Australian Grape & Wine in the greater wine sector
Australian Grape & Wine plays a vital role in the Australian wine sector, representing and advocating on national and international policy, on behalf of the winegrape & wine producers of Australia.
Yet we are just one part of a bigger picture, that contributes towards the sector's success.
Due to the diverse nature of the sector and geographical spread of wine regions, the Australian wine sector is supported by a national representative association (Australian Grape & Wine), state and regional associations, Statutory organisations, Research & Development organisations, and supplier representative organisations.
Below is a list of the organisations that with Australian Grape & Wine, underpin and support the winegrape & wine producers of Australia:
Regional - listed by State
Australian Grape and Wine Sector - Strategic Planning Discussion Paper
Australian Grape & Wine and Wine Australia have agreed to work together to seek your input to develop two plans. First – it is timely that the sector commits to a new overarching plan as we have received criticism in the past from government that the sector does not have a long-term vision. The sector plan will fill that gap and provide the framework for the second plan – the Wine Australia Strategic Plan 2020–25 that Wine Australia must submit to the Minister for Agriculture for approval in April 2020.
Export and Regional Wine Support Package
The Australian Government's Regional Wine Export and Tourism Support Package (The Package) is an exciting, one-off allocation of $50 million over four years, which aims to grow the Australian wine sector by driving demand for Australia’s wine exports and showcasing the nation’s wine tourism.
Australian Grape & Wine (formally Winemakers’ Federation of Australia and Australian Vignerons) and Wine Australia worked in consultation with the Australian wine sector to develop the business plan, which can be downloaded from the Wine Australia website here.
The Package will be implemented from 2018 to 2020, and seeks to support the Australian wine sector’s renewed focus on export markets through the delivery of four interrelated programs:
Program 1: Accelerating growth in international demand
Program 2: Creating China-ready businesses
Program 3: Capturing growth in wine regions
Program 4: Transforming cider businesses
Wine Australia will work with the grape and wine sector through Australian Grape & Wine to activate the four programs of the Package.