Christmas cheers in the Macedon Ranges

The Victorian Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region.

Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at Passing Clouds Winery in Musk to announce the funding from the Government’s $1.5 million Wine Growth Fund.

Passing Clouds, in conjunction with Daylesford Spa Country Railway, will receive $30,000 to expand its tasting room and build a railway platform as a stop for the tourist train.

Other projects in Macedon Ranges Wine Region set to receive funding include:

  • Granite Hills Wines, to develop exports to Asia
  • Guildford Vineyard and Cellar, to improve tourist and function facilities
  • Sandy Farm Winery, to establish walking tracks with fitness points that lead to the winery
  • Wilimee, to implement sustainable wine practices

The Wine Growth Fund supports wine businesses to innovate and grow in a range of areas aligned to the industry’s strategic direction, and the Wine Strategy.

Grants from round one and round two of the Wine Growth Fund represent a total investment of $1.6 million towards Victorian wine industry.

Victoria’s wine industry continues to sparkle on the world stage, with 800 wineries and 3,000 vineyards across the state, employing 12,000 people and generating $1.5 billion each year.

Source: Vic Government