Wisdom meets fresh thinking in Future Leaders 2019
Last updated 09 Jan 2019

Applicants have until Friday 15 March to apply for the 2019 vintage of Australia’s grape and wine sector leadership development program – Future Leaders.

CSU Research: Protecting wine grapes from sunburn
Last updated 08 Jan 2019

High temperatures, harsh light and ultraviolet radiation can lead to a nasty case of sunburn – not just for people but for winegrapes – and Charles Sturt University (CSU) is investigating how to reduce the damage and financial losses.

Tasmania secures $500,000 boost for international wine tourism
Last updated 22 Dec 2018

Tasmania’s wine tourism experiences will be showcased around the world thanks to support from the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package and the Tasmanian Government.

Wine Australia and University of Adelaide sign multi-million-dollar partnership
Last updated 11 Dec 2018

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support and stimulate longer term strategic wine research and development that will enable the Australian grape and wine sector to benefit from world-leading innovation.

Wine Australia protects export reputation
Last updated 26 Nov 2018

Wine Australia has cancelled the export licence held by Mayfield Family Wines Pty Ltd, operating out of the Riverland.

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Keeping the bugs out of the system
Last updated 15 Jan 2019

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) may only be around 12-17mm long but it has Australia’s biosecurity agencies worried – and with good reason. 

Gingin Chardonnay clone – are viruses the hero or the villain in this story?
Last updated 11 Jan 2019

An innovative research project underway in Western Australia hopes to provide the first real evidence as to whether viral infection has any beneficial impact on the final wine produced, particularly with the Gingin Chardonnay clone.

Grape sunburn damage prevention assessed in novel study
Last updated 11 Jan 2019

Dr Joanna Gambetta uses the analogy of Aussie beach culture to explain her Wine Australia Incubator Initiative research into sunburn damage in Chardonnay grapes.

Thinking outside the box snares Kate top award
Last updated 11 Jan 2019

Kate Goodman was half way through a biomedical science degree when she realised life as a biomedical scientist was never going to cut the mustard.

Quiet achiever in the spotlight as ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Last updated 11 Jan 2019

The ‘light bulb’ moment that piqued Pete Bissell’s interest in the wine sector was so subtle, it almost passed unnoticed.

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Australia’s commanding performance and recent market trends in the United Kingdom
Last updated 15 Jan 2019

The United Kingdom (UK) is the sixth largest wine market in the world, consuming 138 million 9-litre cases of wine in 2017, nearly all of which is imported. As with many other Western markets, the UK wine market is well established and total consumption is declining.

What do millennials want for Christmas?
Last updated 18 Dec 2018

Millennials are expected to become the world’s largest consumer group within the next 10 years. In terms of wine, here are some tips for the products most likely to please millennials in their Christmas stockings this season.

The continued rise of Australian Shiraz
Last updated 11 Dec 2018

It’s difficult to understate the importance of Shiraz to Australian wine. Shiraz is Australia’s most planted winegrape variety and is grown in most Australian wine regions

Signs of softening: global wine market update
Last updated 04 Dec 2018

A large global wine harvest in 2018, economic uncertainty and static consumption are putting downward pressure on world bulk wine prices as Australia heads into harvest 2019. 

Disrupting the three-tier distribution system: new routes to the USA market
Last updated 27 Nov 2018

Consolidation within the United States of America’s three-tier distribution system has increased the barriers to entry for small- to medium-sized producers wishing to successfully sell their wine in the world’s largest wine market. However, with the growth of online wine sales, new opportunities are becoming available for producers who are willing to explore and invest in new routes to market.

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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.