The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian independent grape growers. It is funded through a voluntary contribution, paid on SA wine grapes into the South Australian Grape Grower Industry Fund (SAGGIF). The contribution is calculated at $1 per tonne of grapes sold.
As per legislative requirement, WGCSA is currently in the process of reviewing the SAGGIF. The SAGGIF ensures that SA wine grape growers’ interests are strongly represented at a state and national level.
WGCSA is recommending a continuance of the fund and are required to consult and engage with members on proposed changes to the fund calculations. WGCSA will be sending to members information on the proposed changes to the fund, the Operating Plan FY19 and WGCSA Value Proposition and FAQs.
As part of the consultation, members will also be invited to take part in a formal vote on the proposed changes which will determine the outcome of the proposal and the future of the SAGGIF.
To receive this information, and to have your say through the formal voting process, SA grape growers need to register their details online before August 31, 2018. To register your details visit the WGCSA website.