NSW secures $2 million boost for international wine tourism
Last updated 05 Nov 2018

The New South Wales wine sector will benefit from a $2 million marketing campaign aimed at boosting international visits to the state’s wine regions, thanks to support from the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) and the New South Wales Government.

Australian cellar door survey shines light on direct wine sale opportunities
Last updated 30 Oct 2018

Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer sales (DTC) through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s first cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.

Australian wine continues to be the flavour of international markets
Last updated 24 Oct 2018

Australian wine exports continue to experience strong growth in both value and volume, with an increase of 11 per cent in value to $2.71 billion and 5 per cent in volume to 842 million litres for the year ended 30 September 2018.

Coordinated defence against Australia’s most threatening plant disease
Last updated 18 Oct 2018

Wine Australia and Hort Innovation have teamed up through the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative to safeguard the nation against a devastating bacteria that could cripple the country’s multi-billion dollar wine and horticultural sectors.

New tool in the fight against grapevine trunk disease
Last updated 27 Sep 2018

The University of Adelaide and Wine Australia have joined forces with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to update the Grape Assess app – released in June this year – with the latest research on grapevine trunk disease, adding to the existing range of grapevine disease and disorder evaluations within the app. 

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Playing Agrobacterium at its own game – the genetic transformation of grapevines to test stress tolerance genes
Last updated 09 Nov 2018

Gene technology is being used to speed up the identification of positive genetic traits, that can then be used to more quickly screen vines for sodium and chloride tolerance bred through traditional methods. 

Berry shrivel no friend of Cabernet Sauvignon wine quality
Last updated 09 Nov 2018

Berry shrivel in Cabernet Sauvignon is influenced by climate and can negatively affect wine flavour and characteristics, a recently completed Wine Australia-funded Incubator Initiative project has found.

Dissolved carbon dioxide beliefs questioned by new research
Last updated 09 Nov 2018

A new study has questioned standard thinking about the effects of dissolved carbon dioxide on sweetness, bitterness and astringency in still white and red wines.

Embrace vineyard variability, says precision viticulture expert
Last updated 09 Nov 2018

Variability in a vineyard should be embraced as an opportunity – and not seen as a negative – says one of the world’s leading precision viticulture experts.

SA North’s demonstration vineyards reach five vintages and are still going strong
Last updated 09 Nov 2018

Building premium, profitable and sustainable vineyard businesses is at the heart of SA North’s ‘demonstration vineyards’ project – now in its fifth vintage.

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The rise of China’s online wine market
Last updated 13 Nov 2018

China is undoubtedly the most progressive nation when it comes to embracing e-commerce, not only providing alternative distribution avenues for Australian wine sales, but also more direct ways of promoting Australian wine

Uncovering Australia’s emerging varieties
Last updated 06 Nov 2018

The Australian grape and wine community is well known for its experimental and innovative attitudes towards growing and producing wine.

Cellar doors at the heart of Australian wine direct-to-consumer sales
Last updated 30 Oct 2018

Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s inaugural Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s inaugural Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.

Strong, sustainable growth for Australian wine exports
Last updated 24 Oct 2018

Wine Australia’s Export Report for the year ended September 2018, released today, shows strong, sustainable growth for Australian wine exports.

Global demographic trends and what it means for wine
Last updated 16 Oct 2018

Euromonitor International recently highlighted that demographic changes such as ageing populations, urbanisation and migration ‘have the power to transform the world we live in’ as they ‘reshape consumer lifestyles and purchasing decisions’.

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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.