Starting a wine business
Growing wine grapes and establishing a winery involves a significant financial and personal commitment. The most productive and successful vineyards are those that have been well planned. If you are considering starting a wine business you should look closely at the business risks involved.
Before you start a wine business
If you are considering starting a wine business in Queensland, we recommend that you do extensive research on wine grape growing and prepare a thorough business plan before buying land or planting vines.
Ideally, you should also have a contract with a winery before you begin planting.
Wine industry associations can provide support and advice about starting a wine business.
Wine grape varieties in Queensland
A wide range of wine grape varieties can be grown in Queensland; however, some do better than others in different locations.
Choosing appropriate varieties and rootstocks for a particular growing region can be complex. In particular, you should do market research to make sure there will be a market for the varieties you have chosen.
- Find out if you are ready to start a business.
- Read about wine education and training from the Queensland College of Wine Tourism.
- Learn more about investing in Queensland's food and agribusiness industry.