Orange region wineries will be applying for federal government funding to support export drives.
See Saw Wines owner Justin Jarrett, who exported wine to the United States in May, said he would be applying for the second round of the Wine Export Grants program.
"We are going hard this time," he said.
Mr Jarrett said funding could support the winery's push into the US and potentially other markets and assist with an e-commerce system.
I can't get on a plane and go and visit people, what else can be done?Justin Jarrett, See Saw Wines
"As an Australian economy we need to recover from the pandemic. One of the methods we need to be doing is to drive exports," he said.
Mr Jarrett said the coronavirus travel restrictions had presented unique problems for exporters.
"I can't get on a plane and go and visit people, what else can be done?" he said.
Mr Jarrett said he held a Zoom meeting tasting with people in the US. He said it was after midnight local time and the people were tasting at 9am in the US.
Mr Jarrett said Asia would become a major export market for Australian wine.
He said only 42 per cent of the grapes grown in Australia were consumed locally so exporting was vital.
Orange Region Vignerons Association president Nicole Samodol said the funding would help district wineries.
"We really appreciate this support, particularly after the triple threat our members have experienced from drought, the bushfires and the pandemic," she said.
Member for Calare Andrew Gee said grants of up to $25,000 would be available in the $1 million program. Applications open August 17.
Mr Gee said the grant could cover travel expenses, supplying sample bottles, going to trade fairs, marketing and in-store promotions.
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