Volume 55 | September 18th 2020
The New South Wales Wine Industry Association represents the interests of all NSW wine producers and grape growers. Our aim is for the NSW Wine Industry Association to advocate for the NSW Wine Industry and provide information and a sense of belonging to our members.
ATDW TRAINING FOR NSW WINE PRODUCERS
Wine Australia is running an information and training session on listing in the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) content hub for NSW wine producers.

Date: Monday 12 October 2020
Time: 1:00 pm in NSW
This practical and informative session will help wineries create or update an ADTW listing to take advantage of new wine-related features that have been developed with funding from the Australian Government's Export and Regional Wine Support Package.  The training session will be delivered by representatives from the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and Destination NSW.

Register HERE
EXPORTER ASSISTANCE GRANTS CLOSE ON 30 SEPTEMBER
The Exporter Assistance Grants provides important reimbursement to eligible businesses to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires and drought on their international markets. 
Reimbursement of 50% of eligible expenses incurred since 1 January 2020, up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible business is available for current or previously exporting businesses enabling access to new or re-entering previous markets. 
You can apply between now and 30th September HERE.
 
And you can read all about the 'Going Global Program' HERE, which provides links to more details on each of the streams (market & sector).
GRAHAM GREGORY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Every year, the NSW DPI award the Graham Gregory Award. This award is named after former NSW Agriculture Deputy Director General Graham Gregory, who was instrumental in the development of the NSW wine industry, and recognises areas such as leadership, research and development, winemaking, education and market development.
We think it is really important that we nominate some good people for this award so we hope you will take the time to nominate someone. The process is very simple and can be done HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions and the link above has the form and submission details?

The nominations close on Friday 25 September.
BOOST FOR BUSINESSES WEBINAR
Join Wine Australia on a free webinar to learn about the latest grant opportunities and the results of this year’s Direct-to-Consumer survey.

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020
Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Find out about Wine Export Grants available for in-market promotions and Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants to support regional tourism. Have all your questions answered during this interactive session.

In addition, hear the results of this year’s Direct-to-Consumer survey before the report is published. Understand how wine businesses have connected with their customers during COVID-19 and benchmark your business against the overall results.

Register HERE
2020 VINE HEALTH FIELD DAY RECORDING
If you didn't get a chance to participate in the 2020 NSW DPI Spring Vine Health Field Day, no worries as the presentations were recorded and are now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6W0iBJl4G7M

Presentations include: 
  • Suzy Rogiers (NSW DPI/NWGIC): Smartphone App to assess grapevine nutrient disorders.
  • Angus Johnston (Jackson Environment and Planning Pty Ltd): It's easy to waste money on waste.
 
  • Jason Smith (Charles Sturt/NWGIC): Water use components in vineyards and approaches to adapting to seasonal variation in water availability.
 
  • Jamie Buttigieg (Digital Marketer and Brand Story expert, Results & Co): 5 mistakes most businesses make on their website that costs them sales.
 
  • Bruno Holzapfel (NSW DPI/NWGIC): Disease resistant varieties update.
 
  • Darren Fahey (NSW DPI/NWGIC): Protecting your investment with netting.
FUTURE DROUGHT FUND PROJECTS
The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund.


Both applications close at 11:00 pm AEST on 25 September 2020.