Wine industry fund contributions

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) administers funds established under the Primary Industries Funding Schemes Act (SA) 1998 and makes payment to a body representing the fund contributors.

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

Grape growers pay contribution on grapes they deliver for processing into wine.

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

Due date to pay contributions

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

Contribution forms for 2020

Spreadsheet and PDF versions of the contribution forms are available below. The spreadsheet forms calculate amounts payable.

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

Spreadsheet contribution forms

The spreadsheet forms automatically calculate amounts payable.

PDF contribution forms

How contributions are collected and paid

Wine grape growers contributions

Grape grower contributions are collected from the grower by a winemaker. The winemaker is entitled to deduct the grape grower contributions from its payment to a grape grower.

The winemaker forwards these grape grower contributions to PIRSA when paying their winemaker contributions.

Winemaker contributions

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

Grape growers making wine under contract are deemed to be a winemaker. As a winemaker they must:

  • Pay the winemaker contributions.
  • Collect grape grower contributions on any grapes they purchase and forward the contributions to PIRSA when paying their winemaker contributions.

Wineries in other states

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

Contribution costs by region for 2020

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.

The contribution rates for the 2020 vintage are shown below. You can also download a copy of the 2020 Vintage – Wine Industry Fund Contribution Rates (PDF 80.3 KB) for your reference.

Adelaide Hills

  • Grower: $6.50 per tonne
  • Winemaker - purchased grapes: $6.50 per tonne.
  • Winemaker - own grapes: $13.00 per tonne.

Barossa

  • Grower: $10.50 per tonne.
  • Winemaker - purchased grapes: $10.50 per tonne.
  • Winemaker - own grapes: $10.50 per tonne.
  • A maximum $49,939 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower.
  • A minimum $200 contribution is payable by a Barossa winemaker.

Clare Valley

  • Grower: $9.00 per tonne
  • Winemaker - purchased grapes: $9.00 per tonne
  • Winemaker - own grapes: $9.00 per tonne
  • A maximum $15,000 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower.
  • Winemaker minimum contribution $500 if the winemaker has a vineyard or processing facility in the Clare Valley but no cellar door.
  • Winemaker minimum contribution $1,000 if the winemaker has a vineyard or processing facility and a cellar door in the Clare Valley.

Langhorne Creek

  • Grower: $5.80 per tonne
  • Winemaker - purchased grapes: $4.06 per tonne.
  • Winemaker - own grapes: $9.86 per tonne.
  • A maximum $30,000 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower.

McLaren Vale

  • Grower: $8.70 per tonne
  • Winemaker - purchased grapes: $11.70 per tonne
  • Winemaker - own grapes: $11.70 per tonne
  • A maximum $33,075 contribution is payable by a winemaker or a grape grower

Riverland

  • Grower: 0.5% of amount payable to grower
  • Winemaker - purchased grapes: $0.50 per tonne
  • Winemaker - own grapes: $1.50 per tonne

Contribution refunds

Growers and winemakers must contribute to the funds but you can ask for a refund by 31 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 refund 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 Online Form

PDF refund forms

Contact

Peter Willmott
Project Officer, Agriculture, Food and Wine
Phone (08) 8429 0447
Email peter.willmott@sa.gov.au

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Page Last Reviewed: 21 Jan 2020
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