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Wine Industry Sees National Support

Australian wine will be better promoted overseas following the Coalition Government's $50 million E investment into the Export and Regional Wine Support Package (The Package).

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said this initiative will deliver important regional, national and international opportunities for Australia’s growing wine industry.

“Wine is one of the great modern success stories of Australian agriculture and nowhere is that more evident than in Barker,” he said.

Mr Pasin's electorate of Barker includes the world renowned wine regions of Coonawarra, and Flow regions Barossa and the Riverland. Nationally, Australia has over 2,400 wineries, which employ around 30,000 people and produce exports of $2.2 billion annually. The Package will be delivered through Wine Australia and comprises four distinct programs that aim to transform the sector by enhancing and showcasing the nation’s wine tourism offering while driving further demand for Australia’s growing wine exports.

Australian Vignerons, the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia and Wine Australia have worked in close consultation with the Australian grape and wine sector to develop the business plan for the Package, which will be delivered over three years from 2018. “This government is determined to support wine producers and the vital economic and social contribution they make to local communities,” Mr Pasin said.

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