Wine industry fund contributions

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) administers funds established under the Primary Industries Funding Schemes Act (SA) 1989 and makes payment to a body representing the fund contributors.

Winemakers pays contributions on grapes grown by them and on grapes purchased by them for processing into wine.

Grape growers pay contribution on grapes delivered by them for processing into wine.

The rules for each fund are set out in the Fund regulations.

Contribution forms

Online contribution forms can be accessed below. Spreadsheet and PDF versions are also available.

Both the online form and spreadsheets calculate amounts payable.

Phone 1800 182 235 to request forms to be mailed to you.

Online form

With this form you can submit contributions for more than one fund. You must have a valid email address to use this form.

Wine Industry Fund Contributions Form

Spreadsheets

PDF forms

When to pay

Contributions are due to be paid to PIRSA 30 June each year.

Wine grape growers

Grape grower contributions are collected by a winemaker and paid by the winemaker to PIRSA.

The winemaker is entitled to deduct the grape grower contributions from its payment to a grape grower.

Winemakers

Depending on the fund, winemakers pay a contribution based on one of the following:

  1. The processing of their grapes and other persons grapes from a particular wine region
  2. Grapes grown by the winemaker.

Grape growers making wine under contract

  • Are deemed to be a winemaker and must pay the winemaker contribution and deduct the grape grower contribution on any grapes they purchase.

Wineries in other states

  • Pay the grower contribution.
  • Pay the winemaker contribution to receive services or benefits funded by payments from the fund.

2018 contribution amounts by region

Adelaide Hills

  • Grower: $6.50 per tonne.
  • Winemaker Processing of Adelaide Hills grapes grown by a person other than the winemaker: $6.50 per tonne.
  • Grower and winemaker of grapes: $13.00 per tonne.

Barossa

  • Grower: $10.00 per tonne.
  • Winemaker processing other person’s Barossa grapes: $10.00 per tonne.
  • Grower and winemaker of Barossa grapes: $10.00 per tonne.
  • A maximum $48,000 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower.
  • A minimum $200 contribution is payable by a Barossa winemaker.

Clare Valley

  • Grower: $8.00 per tonne
  • Winemaker processing other person’s Clare Valley grapes: $8.00 per tonne
  • Grower and winemaker of Clare Valley grapes: $8.00 per tonne
  • A maximum $15,000 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower
  • A minimum $500 contribution is payable by a Clare Valley winemaker without a cellar door and a minimum $1,000 contribution is payable by a Clare Valley winemaker with a cellar door.

Langhorne Creek

  • Grower: $5.45 per tonne
  • Winemaker processing other person’s Langhorne Creek grapes: $3.80 per tonne.
  • Grower and winemaker of grapes: $9.25 per tonne.
  • A maximum $30,000 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower.

McLaren Vale

  • Grower: $8.30 per tonne
  • Winemaker processing other person’s McLaren Vale grapes: $11.00 per tonne
  • Grower and winemaker of McLaren Vale grapes: $11.00 per tonne
  • A maximum $31,500  contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower

Riverland

  • Grower: 0.5% of amount payable to grower for delivered grapes
  • Winemaker: $0.50 per tonne on Riverland grapes grown by another person and processed by the winemaker
  • Grower and winemaker of grapes: $1.50 per tonne

SA Grape Growers Fund (in addition to regional fund contributions)

South Australian grape growers (excluding winemakers who grow grapes) are required to contribute $1.00 per tonne to the SA Grape Growers Industry Fund.

Refunds

Growers and winemakers must contribute to the funds but you can ask for a refund by 30 May in the year following the vintage.

You cannot access benefits or services funded by payments from a fund for 2 years if you get a refund.

Refund request forms

The online refund request form can be accessed below. PDF versions are also available.

Phone 1800 182 235 to request forms to be mailed to you.

Online form

With this form you can submit refund requests for more than one fund. You must have a valid email address to use this form.

Wine Industry Fund Refund Form

PDF forms

Contact

Simon Treloar
Senior Policy Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0468
Email: simon.treloar@sa.gov.au

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Page Last Reviewed: 11 Jul 2018
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