Market insights – Grape production and pricing

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The success of the Australian wine sector is underpinned by its vineyard base and the profitable production of wine grapes each year. This section includes a number of reports related to the supply of wine grapes – including vineyard plantings, grape crush and wine grape pricing by region and variety.
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Overview

Australia’s wine grape production is around 1.75 m tonnes per year, from a vineyard base of 146,000 hectares spread over 65 wine growing regions. Wine grape prices are affected by export demand, available supply and global wine production.

 

Summary of reports

 

The National Vineyard Scan reports the total current vineyard area in Australia by GI region and state. The latest scan results are for 2018.

The National Vintage report provides details of the Australian winegrape crush for the latest vintage at a national, state and regional level, as well as winegrape prices paid by variety and region.

There are also price dispersion reports for the past 10 vintages that allow analysis of grape prices in more detail for each variety and region – including the distribution of purchases across a number of price bands. These reports can be found on the National Vintage Report page.

Regional snapshots report total area, top planted varieties, latest crush and export figures for the largest 30 GI regions. There are also maps of each region showing the location of vineyards (taken from the National Vineyard scan).

Varietal snapshots report the total planted area, top regions, latest crush and export figures for the top 30 white and red varieties grown in Australia.

The Global Supply Monitor provides half-yearly updates on the global winegrape harvest for the latest vintage and corresponding global wine consumption (demand) to give an analysis of the global supply-demand position. The information is obtained from the OIV World Vitiviniculture reports.

For a historical perspective on global winegrape supply, the Historical Global Winegrape Compendium and Database provides details of winegrape plantings across all countries in the world by variety (1990 – 2010).

 

Photo: Randy Larcombe / Wine Australia

Reports listing

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Global wine supply monitor

Latest update: 19 Nov 2019

The global wine supply monitor offers a snapshot of global wine production, including historical volumes for the top eight producing countries, as well as analysis on this year’s vintage.

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National Vintage Report

Latest update: 16 Jul 2019

The national vintage report provides insights and trend analysis on the Australian wine vintage by providing an estimate of the total crush and calculated average prices paid for purchased grapes by region and variety.

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National Vineyard Scan 2018

Latest update: 12 Jun 2019

The National Vineyard Scan 2018 is part of a project funded by Wine Australia to geolocate all winegrape vineyards in Australia, using a computer algorithm to scan aerial imagery and detect vineyards without human intervention. The project has been undertaken by Consilium Technology on behalf of Wine Australia and will be repeated for three years from 2018-2020.

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Regional snapshots

Latest update: 06 Feb 2019

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles of individual Australian wine regions and provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, winegrape price and export sales data for wine from the region, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Varietal snapshots - wine grape types

Latest update: 01 Feb 2019

One-page profiles of Australian winegrape varieties with at-a-glance summary statistics on: major wine regions, total planted area, price and sales data for the variety compared with other varieties.

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Historical global winegrape compendium and database

Latest update: 02 Jan 2017

A comprehensive global record of bearing area of all winegrapes by variety and region (hence country) for the years 2000 and 2010

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Further reading

Environment and climate
Resources to help grape growers manage the impact of extreme weather events and systems on Australian vineyards.
Wine Australia News
The latest media releases, news and market bulletins from Wine Australia.
Export and Regional Wine Support Package
The Australian Government's $50m Package is an exciting, one–off allocation of $50 million, aiming to grow the Australian wine sector.
Research and development
Wine Australia invests in and directs research, development and extension to support a competitive Australian wine sector.

Stories of Australian Wine

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