The Australian Wine Sector at a glance is a one-page overview of the Australian wine sector. It provides a convenient summary of the latest summary statistics for journalists, educators, students and government as well as importers of wine, cellar door sales personnel and others looking to provide an overview of the sector.
Statistics covered include:
- Total vineyard area in Australia and top five varieties
- Total winegrape crush by state
- Total wine production by colour
- Australian wine exports by volume, value and major destination
- Domestic wine sales by source (local vs imported) and top varietals
- Wine business statistics including employment figures and number of grapegrowing and winemaking businesses.
Report summary - 2019
The latest figures on total vineyard area in Australia are: total area 146,128 ha, of which Shiraz accounted for 30%. Chardonnay was the largest white variety with 16% of the total area.
The total winegrape crush in 2019 was 1.73 million tonnes, of which South Australian regions accounted for 859,000 tonnes (50%). From this, winemakers produced 1.2 billion litres of wine, of which reds accounted for 57%.
There are estimated to be 2468 wineries and 6251 grapegrowers employing 163,790 full and part-time employees across 65 winegrowing regions in Australia, contributing over $45 billion annually to the Australian economy.
The report is updated annually. See also the National Vintage Report and the Australian Wine Production Sales and Inventory Report.
About the sources
This report is derived from a number of sources which provide data to the Australian wine sector.
- The total area of vineyards is provided by the National Vineyard scan.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides the vineyard area by variety data. Historical reports are available on their website.
- The latest crush data has been sourced from the Wine Australia National Vintage Survey.
- Production and domestic sales has been collected by Wine Australia in the annual Production, Inventory and Sales Survey.
- The export data is sourced from the Wine Australia Export Approvals Database. More information on exports can be found here.