Enterprise Development

Our key objectives under enterprise development are to initiate activities and support programmes to empower and uplift black wine businesses, black-owned brands, black wine farmers, farmworkers, and farmworker communities. The key pillars we focus on, in line with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) guidelines, include ownership, management and control, enterprise development and socioeconomic development.

Black-owned farm mentorship support
Technical/viticulture assistance
Business support
Contracts and agreements
Financial record-keeping, accounting, analysis and understanding
Independent mentorship vs strategic partnership mentorship (business and technical)
Corporate Governance

Black-owned farm funding covering
Grape cultivation – planting, growing, and harvesting
Winemaking, ageing and bottling

Black-owned enterprise mentorship support
Company business plans
Liquor Licence document preparation and lodgement of applications for onsite and offsite consumption
Trade name searches in strategic markets under class 33 (Wine/ Alcoholic beverages)
Trademark registrations under class 33 (Wine/ Alcoholic beverages)

Black-owned enterprise funding covering
Bottling/ warehouse and logistics
Retailing: market access, sales promotion, and e-commerce
Consumption: Wine tasting, shows and events