WineDepot has announced that it will be providing a support package to wine producers to help them continue to trade during this challenging time.
Australia’s 6000 grape growers and 2500 winemakers have been hit hard this year by bushfires, smoke taint and the lowest yield in seven years. On top of this coronavirus has almost overnight has shut down their export markets, trade distribution, and cellar doors.
WineDepot Founder and CEO Dean Taylor (above) said: “Never before have Australian wine producers faced a challenge like this.
“The silver lining is that consumers across the country are rushing to order wine and other essentials online for home delivery.”
Tasmania’s Josef Chromy Wines is among those who have been working with WineDepot to maintain strong sales during COVID-19 closures.
“We know of smaller producers who aren’t selling online and all of a sudden find themselves with no outlets at all,” said Amy Russell.
WineDepot is offering a support package valued at more than $5000 – including credit, storage, low delivery prices and waived platform access – that allows winemakers to maximise their margins from online sales during this once in a hundred year event.
“Our platform allows wineries in regional areas to provide a fulfillment service that competes with that offered by the major retailers.
“With physical depots in each state of Australia, we manage everything so that a winery in Tasmania like Josef Chromy, can deliver the same or next day to customers in Sydney or any other capital city in Australia.”