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Federal government visits cellar door for wine export chat


By Andy Young

Wine producers are being encouraged to take part in key consultations for the Government’s $50m Export and Regional Wine Support package and the $10m Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant program.

Although two separate processes, both of these have come about as part of the reforms to the WET Rebate announced by the Government in December last year.

The Winemakers Federation of Australia is conducting a series of regional consultations over the coming weeks as it looks to submit a formal business plan to the Government regarding the Export package by 28 April.

Tony Battaglene the WFA’s Chief Executive, told TheShout: “We want everyone to get their say, that is absolutely what this process is all about. We can’t guarantee that everyone will get the outcomes that they want, but we want everyone to have the opportunity to input into the process, so we can get an informed decision, that is our objective.


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This story first appeared in The Shout. 

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