Taking their wine to the world
When organic wine producers Light's View Group decided it was time to set and achieve their export goals they looked to our Export Partnership Program (EPP).
The Export Partnership program provides assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.
Teresa Trimboli, Sales and Operations Manager for Light’s View Group said the company had been looking to explore other markets for some time. Knowing that they may be able to achieve some financial help made that process a whole lot easier.
“We were really pleased to get an Export Partnership grant. It meant that we were supported to achieve our goals.”
“It also meant we could take our organic wine brands - Pure Vision and Nature's Step - and our family history in the wine industry, and showcase what we have to offer to the world.”
As soon as the grant came through, Light’s View Group began to plan for the next 12 months, and to find out what trade shows would suit their brand.
“The whole process of applying for and receiving the grant was quite smooth,” said Teresa. “If we had any questions about the program the team were quick to give us the information we needed.”
Since receiving the grant Light’s View hasn’t looked back.
“Our team is now fully stretched, so that is a good sign, and we are working hard to achieve our export goals.”
“We’ve met some great people over the last few months and hope to partner with them in exporting our wine.”
“The grant has enabled some of our team to attend Prowein in Dusseldorf, Germany - the biggest wine trade show in the world. They’re there at the moment, and once they return we will have a better idea of where our export side of the business is heading this year.”
The Export Partnership Program has so far assisted 121 companies, totalling almost $2.8 million in funding. The program offers up to $50,000 to assist with export activities, and up to $5,000 is available for coaching and mentoring.