$2 million investment boost for SA’s international wine tourism
Last updated 18 May 2018

The South Australian wine sector will benefit from a $2 million marketing campaign aimed at attracting more international visitors to the state’s wine regions, supported by the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) and the South Australian Government.

International focus for Australian cider
Last updated 17 May 2018

A $500,000 plan to market Australian craft cider* overseas will be the hot topic of conversation at today’s Cider Australia AGM, preceding the 2018 Cider Industry Conference and CiderFest in Batlow, NSW.

Public consultation in determination for new south west wine region
Last updated 15 May 2018

The Margaret River grape and wine community will have an opportunity to have its say on the potential determination of a new geographical indication (GI) for the region at a public consultation meeting from 9–11am on Wednesday 23 May at Stay Margaret River.

Growers need to act now to prepare for Vintage 2019
Last updated 11 Apr 2018
Post-vintage grapevine management, particularly in dry years, is crucial to a favourable start to the following season. It’s in this light that Wine Australia is encouraging grapegrowers to brush up on post-harvest care as Vintage 2018 wraps up across the country.
GAIA’s A.I to reveal Mother Earth’s vineyard secrets
Last updated 09 Apr 2018

Advanced machine learning and high-resolution satellite images are set to revolutionise the Australian grape and wine community’s regional mapping and vineyard insights.  

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Replacing rain can’t be a one-off exercise
Last updated 11 May 2018

Researchers from SARDI and CSIRO are preparing for the second phase of a project designed to help grape growers best compensate for a lack of rain in winter, a more frequent scenario under climate change.

Canopy management is a question of time and place
Last updated 11 May 2018

The VitiCanopy app is in the unique position of being both a product of and a contributor to some important new research.

Disease-resistant cultivars pass their latest exam
Last updated 11 May 2018

Nine years ago, the CSIRO bred around 8000 new grape varieties to identify those that were resistant to Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew. Following DNA technology and in-field testing, 20 red and 20 white varieties were selected; these represent the first generation of mildew resistant vines produced using marker-assisted selection in Australia.

Pest control tops the Limestone Coast agenda
Last updated 11 May 2018

Old pests and new grape varieties were the focus of recent Regional Program activity in the Limestone Coast.

Titanium may hold the key to filtration woes
Last updated 11 May 2018

Adelaide company AMS Filtration has developed a new filter membrane that outlasts and outperforms conventional polymeric (plastic) or ceramic membranes by a considerable margin.

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Changing USA consumption driven by trend of premiumisation and change
Last updated 22 May 2018

More people in the United States of America (USA) are drinking wine and Euromonitor International expects this trend to continue, predicting that the nation’s wine market will grow 1.2 per cent a year to 2022.

Getting connected: search engine trends of Australian wine
Last updated 15 May 2018

The modern consumer is busy. According to the 2016 ABS Census data, 22 per cent of couple families in Australia have both partners working full-time and in another 22 per cent one partner works full-time while the other is employed part-time. This results in many families having restricted time outside of work for free time and shopping.

Global vintage update for 2018
Last updated 08 May 2018

Earlier this year, we reported that the Australian wine sector was in the strongest position for more than a decade, following its above-average harvest in 2017 in the context of historically low production globally. In this issue we report on the early indications for the 2018 harvest, both globally and at home.

Pinot Noir: Growing in popularity
Last updated 01 May 2018

Australian Pinot Noir’s growing popularity and success has been a long time coming; we’ve been growing it since the 1830s.

Everything happens for a Riesling
Last updated 24 Apr 2018

Riesling is universally regarded as one of the world’s classic grape varieties and is believed to truly reflect its provenance. 

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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.