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Barossa plans food and wine exports to China

Barossa plans food and wine exports to China

A group of business leaders from Fujian Province in China visited the Barossa Valley on Monday with a commitment to purchase an initial $1 million worth of
South Australian food and wine for export.

The group first arrived at Yalumba for a tour and tasting hosted by Mrs Louisa Rose.

They then went on to The Farm to meet with producers showcasing their produce, followed by lunch hosted by Minister Gago,
with Elli Beer speaking about food and wine.

Local businesses represented on the day were B3 Wines, Richard Basedow; Barilla Olive Oil; Cheviot Wine Group Pty. Ltd.; MSV Murray Street Vineyards, Barry Wyld; Negociants International, Yalumba; Ortus Wines; Peter Lehmann Wines; Schild Estate; Thorn-Clarke Wines; Barossa Valley Ice Cream Company Pty. Ltd. and Sorby Adams Wines Pty. Ltd.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Ms Gail Gago, said this was the first group to come to South Australia in response to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State Government and the
Fujian Provincial Government in 2012.

For the full story, grab April 17 edition of The Leader.