The Virginia Wine Board (VWB) is soliciting pre-proposals to fund research, education, and marketing projects that enhance the Virginia wine industry. Projects are funded by the wine liter tax and are approved through an evaluation process. A pre-proposal system has been implemented by the Virginia Wine Board with the goal to increase the number of applicants as well as streamline the proposal preparation and review process. Pre-proposals will be evaluated on their relevance to the Virginia wine industry strategic plan, “Vision 2020”. A copy of “Vision 2020” can be found at: http://www.virginiawine.org/industry/documents
The Virginia Wine Marketing Fund is sponsored by the Virginia Wine Board. This program supports Virginia wineries in promoting their products in the market, both retail and trade markets. The financial support offering in this program will: • Provide “seed funds” for new initiatives to promote Virginia wines • Foster partnerships among Virginia wineries to achieve similar marketing goals • Promote Virginia wine both in Virginia, regional, national and or international markets
Virginia Wine Marketing Fund initiative is intended to foster the growth of Virginia wine products in the market, both retail and trade.