Wine Growth Fund supports the Macedon Ranges wine region08/12/2017
The Victorian Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region.
The Minister for Regional Development joined the Member for Macedon at Passing Clouds Winery in Musk today to announce the funding from the Government’s $1.5 million Wine Growth Fund.
Passing Clouds, in conjunction with Daylesford Spa Country Railway, will receive $30,000 to expand its tasting room and build a railway platform as a stop for the tourist train.
Other projects in Macedon Ranges Wine Region set to receive funding include:
- Granite Hills Wines, to develop exports to Asia
- Guildford Vineyard and Cellar, to improve tourist and function facilities
- Sandy Farm Winery, to establish walking tracks with fitness points that lead to the winery
- Wilimee, to implement sustainable wine practices
The Wine Growth Fund supports wine businesses to innovate and grow in a range of areas aligned to the industry’s strategic direction, and the Wine Strategy.
Grants from round one and round two of the Wine Growth Fund represent a total investment of $1.6 million towards Victorian wine industry.
Victoria’s wine industry continues to sparkle on the world stage, with 800 wineries and 3,000 vineyards across the state, employing 12,000 people and generating $1.5 billion each year.