Applications now open for $1m of Wine Export Grants

02 Jan 2018
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Wine businesses exporting to China, Hong Kong, Macau and the USA can now apply for up to $25,000 in Australian Government funding to support specific export promotion activities.  

The Wine Export Grants program is part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package), which aims to drive demand for wine exports and showcase Australia’s wine tourism to the world.

Administered by Wine Australia, the grant program has $1 million in funding for eligible small and medium wine businesses to claim up to 50 per cent reimbursement for specific export promotion expenses incurred on or after 1 January 2018.

‘Applications will be on a first-come first-served basis, so I strongly encourage wine businesses to review the guidelines and prepare their applications’, Wine Australia Chief Executive Officer Andreas Clark said. 

‘These grants focus on China and the USA as they have been identified as the markets with the most growth potential.

‘Eligible claims include reimbursement of travel expenses for a single promotional visit to these markets, the cost of providing free samples of the Australian wine product you’re promoting for export, participation in trade fairs and in-store promotions, as well as marketing and advertising’, Mr Clark said.

Across its 4 programs, the $50m Package aims to increase the value of Australian wine exports to a record $2.8 billion and attract an additional 40,000 international tourists to Australian wine regions by 2019–20.

Application details and guidelines for the Wine Export Grants are available here.

For media enquiries please contact

Amelia Harris – Wine Australia
Communications Manager, ERWSP 
Phone: 08 8228 2039 / 0437 714 571

About Wine Australia

Wine Australia supports a competitive wine sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing domestic and international markets and protecting the reputation of Australian wine.

Wine Australia is an Australian Commonwealth Government statutory authority, established under the Wine Australia Act 2013, and funded by grape growers and winemakers through levies and user-pays charges and the Australian Government, which provides matching funding for RD&E investments.