Jorg Gartelmann concerned about future of Gartelmann Wines following changes to WET rebate
Hunter Valley winemaker Jorg Gartelmann is concerned about the future of his business following changes to the wine equalisation tax from 2019. Wine equalisation tax is currently set at 29 per cent, and is calculated on the wholesale price of wine. For retail sales, the wholesale price is deemed to be half of the retail price. For example if a winemaker sells a bottles of wine at a cellar door for $40, they would have to pay 29 per cent tax on $20, which equals $5.80.