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16/10/2014

Four Winds Vineyard launches project to expand winery

Canberra District's Four Winds Vineyard has launched a project to help expand the capacity of its winery.

The project, run through website Pozible.com, will allow 30 days for funds to be raised so the winery can be extended by next vintage.

Sarah Collingwood, Four Winds Vineyard business manager, said one of the challenges of being a small, family-owned and family-run was being able to budget for growth.

“We have seen there is demand for the wines and a need to increase production, as we have sold out of Sangiovese and will sell out of Riesling,” she said.

“The Pozible.com crowd-funding project will allow people to help fund the project, give them access to an exclusive wine and events and allow us to expand the winery before next vintage."

In line with Pozible.com guidelines, there are a set number of days to raise all the funds or the project receives nothing.

If the allotted budget of $21,635 isn’t raised before 12 November, all pledges are cancelled and the project will not be funded.

The Four Winds Vineyard team are confident of their plans for the future. The vineyard has retained 20 per cent of its crop for its own label, which has steadily increased with a plan to retain up to 50 per cent in 2015.

“We were excited to open our cellar door last year, the 2013 Riesling received the trophy for best Riesling of show at the Small Winemakers Wine Show and we were awarded the visitor experience award at the regional tourism awards,” Collingwood said. “Now we need to make sure we have enough space to make the wines.”

For more information on the project, visit www.pozible.com/fourwindsvineyard

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