About the report
Wine Australia's annual vintage report is produced on behalf of the wine sector based on survey data collected across all winegrowing regions in Australia. It provides:
- an estimate of the total crush in Australia;
- a summary of the grape crush in each region by variety; and
- an analysis of grape purchase value by variety and region including price dispersion.
Both the full report (with a detailed appendix of intake summary tables by region and variety) and a summary report of the national figures are provided. There is also an infographic with the main figures and charts.
Separate reports are also available for each state, which include the intake summary tables by variety for each GI region over 1000 tonnes as well as maps of each region showing the location of vineyards. This mapping information is derived from the National Vineyard Scan 2019.
State Reports 2020
Previous vintage reports
Vintage reports for 2016 and 2017 are available on request. Vintage reports prior to 2016 can be found on the WFA website.
Report summary - 2020 report
The 2020 Australian winegrape crush is estimated to be 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of over 1 billion litres of wine. The 2020 crush was 12 per cent lower than the 2019 crush, and 13 per cent below the long-term average of 1.75 million tonnes.
South Australia accounted for an estimated 720,000 tonnes (47 per cent of the national crush). NSW was the second largest contributor with an estimated 491,000 tonnes (32 per cent), followed by Victoria with 263,000 tonnes (17 per cent).
 Murray Darling – Swan Hill is split between NSW (45 per cent) and Victoria (55 per cent).
Crush by colour and variety
The overall reduction of 200,000 tonnes compared with 2019 was split almost 50:50 between red and white varieties. The crush of red grapes in 2020 is estimated to be 836,462 tonnes – a reduction of 105,000 tonnes or 11 per cent compared with 2019. The white crush was 684,146 tonnes – down by just under 100,000 tonnes, which was slightly more in percentage terms (13 per cent). This led to the white crush reducing its share of the total to 45 per cent – down from 46 per cent in 2019 and 48 per cent in 2018.
Of the top 10 red varieties, Merlot was down by the most (20 per cent) while Durif and Ruby Cabernet increased by 9 per cent and 8 per cent respectively. Durif overtook Grenache to be the 7th largest red variety.
All the top 10 white varieties decreased in 2020 compared with the previous year, except for Pinot Gris/Grigio, which was almost identical at just over 70,000 tonnes and Prosecco, which increased by 2 per cent to just over 11,000 tonnes and moved up to 9th place, overtaking Gewurztraminer.
There were 926,160 tonnes of purchased grapes reported in 2020 – accounting for 67 per cent of the total collected tonnes.
The average value across all purchases in 2020 was $694 per tonne, an increase of 5 per cent on the 2019 average value of $663 per tonne.
Read more about the 2020 vintage here
Price dispersion information for the most recent vintages are available as separate reports in spreadsheet format.
Price dispersion reports for earlier vintages are also available on request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 8228 2000 for more information.
The SA winegrape crush reports are produced by Wine Australia on behalf of the South Australian Wine Industry Association, the Wine Grape Council of SA Inc. and Primary Industries and Regions SA, using the data collected as part of the National Vintage Survey.
The full reports, and separate state and regional summaries, can be found on the Vinehealth Australia website. Archived reports for years 2000 to 2018 are also available.
Murray Darling & Swan Hill
The Murray Darling & Swan Hill winegrape crush report is published annually, based on data collected as part of the National Vintage Survey. The report can be found on the Murray Valley Winegrowers' Inc website. Previous years' reports are also available.
About the survey
The National Vintage Survey is a single annual crush and price survey conducted by Wine Australia on behalf of the Australian wine sector. This report has been prepared based on an analysis of the survey results.
All Wine Australia levy payers (approximately 2200 businesses) are surveyed. Respondents are asked to provide individual transaction data by variety and region for grape purchases and a summary of their own grown fruit by variety and region. This enables accurate reporting of crush (production) and price dispersion data by variety and GI region as well as at a national and state level.
Read more about the National Vintage Survey