$50k in help for growing wineries

24 Jan 2018 Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Shana Morgan PLANS to continue growing the King Valleys prosecco industry are pushing ahead, despite the uncertainty of free trade agreements. Northern Victoria MP Jaclyn Symes has announced more than $50,000 in funding for wineries, which she said would help bring tourists to the whole region. It included money for Pizzini Wines to renovate tobacco kilns for an artist in residence program and pop-up shop for artisan producers, for Dal Zotto Wines to reduce the environmental impacts of its vineyard practices, a cooking school and wood-fired pizza oven at Sam Miranda of King Valley, and a redeveloped website for Darling Estate Winery. It is a fashionable wine at the moment and probably one of the greatest opportunities to grow the region in terms of the economy, visitor attractions and also job creation, Ms Symes said. This fund is helping the wine industry maximise the opportunities available to better market and export some of Australias best wine. Caption Text: HOPEFUL: Wines of the King Valley president Dean Cleave-Smith. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.