With June 30 looming, now is the ideal time to make a donation to The Barossa Cellar if you haven’t already done so. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of local growers, wineries, individuals, families and businesses, The Barossa Cellar has transformed from concept to near-completion, but there’s still plenty of work to do. With the BGWA expected to move into its new offices in August, the attention will soon turn to completing the fit-out of the building’s other main areas – the wine vault, the Grand Hall and the commercial kitchen. To complete this in a timely manner, The Barossa Cellar committee is seeking additional funds.
The most popular donation category so far is “a Vine” in The Barossa Cellar’s unique vineyard which will be planted in spring. This consists of 1800 Shiraz vines, sourced from 35 of the Barossa’s oldest and most iconic Shiraz vineyards. It will represent some of the oldest Shiraz DNA in the world. For $1000, vine donors are allocated an individual vine and receive first option to buy the limited release wine produced from this vineyard. Several growers have donated multiple Vines in the names of individual family members, while others have chosen to honour every generation of their family. Other growers and wineries have donated a single Vine in the name of their family or business. All donations, no matter how big or small, are greatly valued and appreciated and will be acknowledged on the website and on a donor display inside The Barossa Cellar.
The Barossa Cellar is a unique community project and as the new hub of the Barossa wine community and a centre for wine promotion and education, it will benefit the Barossa for generations to come. The Barossa Cellar’s success depends on the support of the entire Barossa wine community, so if you haven’t already done so please consider making a donation before June 30.
“It’s not too late to sign up as a donor and we would be absolutely delighted to welcome new donors at this point,” Chairman of The Barossa Cellar committee James Wark said.
Please contact The Barossa Cellar by email if you wish to discuss extended payment options.
Donations made to The Barossa Cellar are not tax deductible, however they may be claimed as a legitimate business expense. It is recommended that potential donors seek independent, professional advice.