MoU Regional Wine Industry Fund

MoU Regional Wine Industry Fund

The 2021 Memorandum of Understanding between the NSW Government and NSW Wine Industry Association was signed in April 2021. Included in the MoU was the plan to collaborate on the development of a NSW Regional Wine Industry Fund providing up to $300,000 per annum to support projects that create sustainable growth in the NSW wine industry.

Included in the fund is $140K to go towards Competitive Grants. These grants have the ultimate objective of increasing employment in regional NSW by:

  1. To increase tourism in Cellar Doors in regional NSW
  2. To increase the sales and listings of NSW wines in On Premise in Greater Sydney

Who can apply

These grants are being offered to regional associations / organisations, or clusters of businesses where a benefit can be displayed across a region / cluster.

Funding available

Applications can be made starting at $5K up to a maximum of $40K. These grants will for financial contributions for the applicants, with a preference to see a minimum of 50% cash contribution from the applicant (Note: this is a preference and not an absolute requirement).

How funding is decided

Projects will be assessed by small committee of industry and government, as previously agreed.

Key dates:

Applications open on Monday 20th September 2021

Applications close 11pm Thursday 7th October 2021

Grants awarded on Monday 1st November 2021

Projects must commence no later than 31st January 2022

Projects to be completed by 31st January 2023.


Apply via this website HERE

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Upcoming Events

May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:

July 2022

Free On-Premise workshops

Register for free workshops that will assist NSW wine businesses become stronger in the NSW On-Premise channel.


October 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 2022, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in October.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

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March 2023

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

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