Sample Collection Service For Smoke Taint Testing Tuesday, 21 January 2020  SAMPLE COLLECTION SERVICE FOR SMOKE TAINT TESTING  The Victorian Government is resourcing the collection and transport of grape samples for the laboratory testing of smoke taint indicator compounds. This supports Victorian grapegrowers and winemakers and the broader Victorian Wine Industry during the current bushfire crisis.  The collection initiative is serviced and funded by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions’ Agriculture Victoria.  As vineyards are in different Phylloxera-management zones, movement of vine materials require specific certification to be received and sent on across zone and state borders. Agriculture Victoria staff will conduct quarantine inspections and provide permits and/or Plant Health Certificates as required…
Wine Victoria Welcomes the 2019/20 Victorian Budget Release Wine Victoria Welcomes the 2019/20 Victorian Budget Release Wine Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government's announcement of a $5 million Wine to the World initiative, contained in the state Budget released today. Wine Victoria Chair, Angie Bradbury said the announcement confirmed that the government has now funded the November 2018 election commitment, which aims to promote premium Victorian wines to the world.  "Exports of Victorian premium wines were valued at $451 million, growing both in volume and value, over the last 12 months," Ms Bradbury said. "This new initiative will ensure our members can continue this trend, while also increasing our…
Wine Victoria Welcomes $5 Million Export and Marketing Commitment   Wine Victoria has today welcomed a $5 million commitment by the Victorian Labor Party to market Victorian wines to the world.  The announcement was made at the Blue Pyrenees Estate in Avoca and is aimed at doubling Victorian wine exports by 2030, with a focus on China and the United States. In announcing the package, the State Member for Western Victoria and Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, the Hon Jaala Pulford, said if elected the funds will be used to team up with leading Victorian chefs and restaraunteurs to establish a Victorian Wine Showcase to help promote our…
Wine Victoria Welcomes $2 Million Wine Growth Fund Announcement This week the Victorian Government announced an additional $2 million in funding for the third round of the Wine Growth Fund at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar in Ballarat.  The fund aims to support winemakers and grape growers in marketing, tourism, business development and exporting activities, while also building the capability of Victoria's highly regarded wine industry.  Wine Victoria Executive Officer Ms Rachael Sweeney said the industry was pleased the Victorian Government and Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development the Hon Jaala Pulford, in particular, had once again recognised the benefits of investing in Victorian grape growers and winemakers.  "The Wine…
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