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.  

Wine Australia gets broader powers to protect the nation’s wine reputation
Last updated 03 Apr 2018

New regulations, effective this week, give the nation’s wine export regulator Wine Australia broader powers to protect the reputation of the country’s wine exports.

Australia’s largest-ever wine showcase as ‘Country of Honour’ at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 (Australian release)
Last updated 29 Mar 2018
Australia’s largest-ever showcase of 140 wine brands representing over 35 regions is headlining Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018, Asia’s premier wine and spirits trade fair, with the support of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.
Guidelines for $10 million of Cellar Door Grants now available
Last updated 14 Mar 2018

The Australian Government has released the guidelines for the $10 million Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant program, before applications open on 1 July 2019.

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Auxins the best option for controlling ripening
Last updated 13 Apr 2018

CSIRO researchers are developing what they consider the most viable way for viticulturists to control when wine grapes ripen.
 

New spraying system brings big savings in chemicals
Last updated 13 Apr 2018

Early trials with an innovative vineyard spraying system that uses sensors to accurately control spray rate and direction are showing encouraging results.

Pruning expertise coming to the Hunter and Orange
Last updated 13 Apr 2018

Pruning workshops and new trials with Shiraz and Pinot Noir will be the focus of the Regional Program in Greater NSW/ACT over the coming months.

Brett is not gone, so can’t be forgotten
Last updated 13 Apr 2018

Recent and ongoing work at the AWRI has found signs that some strains of the dreaded yeast Brettanomyces may be able to develop resistance to sulfites, which are the common – and generally very effective – way of dealing with them.

Monica’s new research is on a (leaf)roll
Last updated 13 Apr 2018

Dr Monica Kehoe hopes to find some answers for grapevine leafroll as she undertakes a research project after winning a 2018 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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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. 

JAEPA continues to deliver benefits
Last updated 10 Apr 2018
Last week, Australian wine benefitted from the fifth scheduled tariff cut for bottled wine exports under the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), taking the tariff from 15 per cent to 5.6 per cent.
 
On your markets, get set, go…
Last updated 03 Apr 2018

The Commonwealth Games 2018 are officially under way this week on the Gold Coast. This major event provides Australian wine businesses with an opportunity to grow international awareness and exports of our wines.

Less is more: what’s driving consumer choices in 2018
Last updated 27 Mar 2018

Two years ago, the first issue of our Market Bulletin gave a brief overview of trends in domestic sales in 2014–15. For our 100th issue, we examine the main global trends driving consumer behaviour in 2018 and what they mean for the domestic wine market in the next few years.

Chengdu shows gastronomical potential
Last updated 20 Mar 2018

Mainland China is Australia’s largest destination for wine exports with shipments valued at $850 million in 2017.

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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.