• Minister for primary industries and regional development Clare Scriven officially launched the blueprint along with Riverland Wine Independent chair Dr Darren Oemcke, and Riverland Wine grape grower and wine maker representatives at the Riverland Wine Centre.
    Minister for primary industries and regional development Clare Scriven officially launched the blueprint along with Riverland Wine Independent chair Dr Darren Oemcke, and Riverland Wine grape grower and wine maker representatives at the Riverland Wine Centre.
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Riverland Wine has launched the Riverland Wine Industry Blueprint, outlining the next decade and a path to recovery following economic and environmental challenges in the region.

The Riverland Wine Industry Blueprint, developed with the support of Riverland Wine, the South Australian government, Wine Australia and Wine Grape Council of SA, aims to ensure the sustainability of the Riverland wine industry into the future. The blueprint’s five strategic priorities will help to improve the sector’s competitiveness and restore long term viability.

Minister for primary industries and regional development Clare Scriven officially launched the blueprint along with Riverland Wine Independent chair Dr Darren Oemcke, and Riverland Wine grape grower and wine maker representatives at the Riverland Wine Centre.

In addition to the $100,000 funding support provided for the development of the 10-year blueprint, the state government announced further support for the Riverland Wine Industry following the challenges faced with oversupply of red wine grapes, global reduction of alcohol consumption and market access supply chain disruptions.

The South Australian government has committed to spend $200,000 over two years to support industry to implement the Blueprint’s recommendations.

The five Riverland Wine Industry Blueprint priorities include:

Priority 1: A rapid transition to more sustainable production levels
Priority 2: Becoming an adaptable wine region responding to trends and filling market gaps
Priority 3: Developing and promoting a meaningful regional identity
Priority 4: Developing passionate leaders and a skilled workforce
Priority 5: Supporting agile wine businesses that are sustainable and profitable

The full Riverland Wine Industry Blueprint is available here.

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