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National Wine Foundation

The National Wine Foundation Inc (NWF) was established as a joint initiative of the Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA) and the National Wine Centre of Australia to commemorate the Centenary of Federation.  The NWF was incorporated on 7 August 2001 under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA) and is an income tax exempt, charitable entity. Its funds are to be used as defined by its Constitution

Proceeds from the production and sale of a red wine blended from 1999 wine contributed by winemakers in all States and Territories were used to establish base funding of about $1 million. The annual interest earned on these funds is used to promote the responsible consumption of alcohol.

Since 2008 the NWF has been wholly managed by WFA and forms part of WFA’s overall Alcohol & Health Strategy.  Australian Grape & Wine will continue to manage the NWF.

The NWF contributes to programs that prevent alcohol abuse.  The Foundation has supported research projects including the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, indienous industry projects and recreation and mentoring programs. The Foundation is currently reviewing its strategy to develop the program for the next expenditure phase.