Here’s to the health of the Macedon Ranges’ wine industry.

Grants are available as the state government seeks to help winemakers develop Victoria’s wine industry.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas announced the Wine Industry Development Strategy and the next stage of the Wine Growth Fund earlier this month.

“The Macedon region is world renowned for producing some of the finest wines in Australia,” Ms Thomas said.

“Through our Wine Growth Fund, we will help growers further their potential to attract more visitors and capitalise on their export potential.”

The four-year strategy aims to assist winemakers in taking up new opportunities and addressing the trading and production challenges.

The program is also aimed at increasing tourism and visitor spending in wine regions, developing profitable and sustainable export markets and increasing industry co-ordination.

To support initiatives by individual organisations and collaborations, the Victorian government has allocated $893,000 to be distributed as grants.

For details and information on how to apply, go to: www.rdv.vic.gov.au/investment-and-trade/wine-growth-fund