In 2018, the NSW Wine Industry Association was awarded $1 million dollars under the
Wine Australia State Grants Program
for the purpose of building international tourism in NSW wine regions. NSW Wine then partnered with Destination NSW who are also contributing a further $1 million for the program.
As we all know, this year’s bushfires, drought and the Coronavirus have had a substantial effect on the wine and tourism industries and have also impacted our Wine Tourism Program.
With smoke taint testing still underway and no indication that the Coronavirus epidemic will be abating any time soon, some of these troubles are likely to continue for a while – at least in the short term. Efforts to deal with these problems will continue over the coming months and years, beginning with the below actions: