Regenerative farming for wine the focus for new Nuffield Scholar
Last updated 21 Sep 2018

Richard Leask, from McLaren Vale South Australia, has been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Wine Australia to research best-practice regenerative farming systems across the wine sector.

Wine Australia welcomes new Board
Last updated 21 Sep 2018

Wine Australia Chair Brian Walsh has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP of the new Wine Australia Board.

AI to map Australia’s 65 wine regions row-by-row
Last updated 06 Sep 2018

The vineyards in Australia’s 65 wine regions will be accurately mapped for the first time using high-resolution satellite images and advanced machine learning in a national census of Australia’s winegrape area.

Queensland wine sector secures $460,000 boost for international wine tourism
Last updated 06 Sep 2018

A $460,000 marketing campaign to boost international visits to Queensland wine regions has received funding support from the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) and the Queensland Government.   

Grape prices rise and winegrape crush in line with long-term average
Last updated 22 Aug 2018

Australia’s winegrape crush in 2018 was 1.79 million tonnes, just above the long-term average of 1.76 million tonnes, and the average purchase price for winegrapes increased by 8 per cent to $609 per tonne, the highest level since 2008.

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Canopy management the key to controlling mildew
Last updated 07 Sep 2018

Effective canopy management – coupled with an effective spray program – is the best weapon against downy and powdery mildew.

Collaboration in the cold chain key for producers
Last updated 07 Sep 2018

Collaboration is the key to smaller wine producers reducing supply chain costs, a recently completed Wine Australia-funded Incubator Initiative project has concluded.

Collaboration the key to success for SA Central growers
Last updated 07 Sep 2018

Take one growing region and a single grape variety. Add four vineyards, four management practices and four sub-areas and what do you get? A collaboration that brings valuable knowledge sharing to a wide cross-section of growers.

Weather helps decide whether
Last updated 07 Sep 2018

A research team from the University of Tasmania is using climate science to provide the Australian grape and wine community with information, tools and practical management options to face the challenges of short-term climate cycles and long-term climate change. 

Digital yield estimation results show that there’s still a way to go
Last updated 07 Sep 2018

While digital imaging technology can be used to predict grapevine yield, new research suggests that the methods used need further development to provide a substantial improvement to current manual estimation techniques.

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Close – but no cigar: how does Chile rate as a competitor to Australia in the world wine market?
Last updated 18 Sep 2018

In many ways, as a wine-producing country, Chile is a lot like Australia. This makes it important to understand the Chilean wine sector, and how it rates as a competitor when it comes to global wine customers.

What’s in a name? A look into awareness of Australia’s wine producing regions
Last updated 11 Sep 2018

Consumer awareness of Australia’s wine growing regions varies greatly in two of Australia’s biggest export markets, China and the United States of America.

The bigger picture: global wine supply update and what it means for Australia
Last updated 04 Sep 2018

The global wine harvest in 2018 looks like it will return to an average size, easing supply pressures and potentially softening prices. However, demand for Australian wine remains strong, reflected in higher winegrape prices

Headwinds and tailwinds: global economic conditions that could impact wine
Last updated 28 Aug 2018

At the Exporter Update 2018 in Adelaide, Cassandra Winzenried, Chief Economist at Efic, gave the audience an overview of global economic conditions and how these could affect Australian wine exports in the next few years.

Vintage Report 2018
Last updated 22 Aug 2018

Australian grapegrowers have delivered another consistent harvest to support continuing strong demand for our wines.

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Aussie Wine Month announcement

15 February 2018

Wine Australia regularly reviews the impact of our activities and, following this review, we won’t be coordinating Aussie Wine Month in the future. While Aussie Wine Month generated a lot of enthusiasm about promoting and enjoying exceptional Australian wine domestically, we are focusing our resources on growing Australian wine exports to our key markets and maximising opportunities internationally to gain positive outcomes for Australian wine.