Get ready for Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants

16 November 2022

Australia’s wine and cider producers will be able to access a fourth round of grants to support the wine industry, attract visitors to wine regions and promote agri-tourism.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt said applications for the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant Program will open later this month.

“Australian wine and cider are the best in the world and are terrific examples of locally grown and high value-added industries,” Minister Watt said.

“We know that our wine and cider producers continue to face the challenges of export trade disruptions, labour shortages and natural disasters.

“I have heard first-hand from the wine industry about the importance of the program, both for industry and regional tourism more broadly, including gourmet food producers and the accommodation sector.

“More visitors to regional Australia means more job opportunities, helping to create dynamic communities in our famous wine regions.

“We’ve seen the impact that thriving businesses have on regional communities, and through this program the Albanese Government is throwing its support behind an industry that contributes $45 billion to the economy.

“We want to see the Australian wine industry continue to grow and flourish, and are doing the hard work to ensure Free Trade Agreements with India, the United Kingdom and the European Union work for Australian businesses and households.

“We’ve also partnered with industry through the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation grants program to help expand into new international markets and promote Australian wine on the global stage.

“The Albanese Government is committed to supporting and growing this important industry.”