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Second consecutive small vintage in 2024 but no evidence of supply shortfall
Last updated 09 Jul 2024

The Australian winegrape crush increased year-on-year by 9 per cent in 2024 to an estimated 1.43 million tonnes according to the National Vintage Report 2024 released today by Wine Australia. Vintage 2024 follows a 23-year low crush in 2023 and, despite the growth, this year’s crush is still well below the 10-year average of 1.73 million tonnes. 

Connecting the classroom to viticulture and wine careers
Last updated 01 Jul 2024

Wine Australia has launched a transformational asset for students, teachers, and primary and high schools that provides a real-world connection from the vineyard and winery to Australia’s education curriculum.

Advancing gender equality in Australian wine
Last updated 20 Jun 2024

A new study aims to review current efforts, understand the state of gender equality, and identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for progress in the grape and wine sector.

Wine Australia protects reputation of Australian wine
Last updated 11 Jun 2024

Wine Australia has cancelled the export licence held by Jindalee Road Wines Pty Ltd, an entity operating out of the New South Wales Murray Darling.

Wine professionals from Japan, South Korea and Vietnam tour Australian wine regions
Last updated 06 Jun 2024

Wine Australia recently welcomed visits from high-profile sommeliers and hospitality professionals from the key Asian markets of Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.

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Crown gall: know the facts and assess the risk
Last updated 14 Jun 2024

The recent occurrence of crown gall-like symptoms in a small number of regions has prompted the establishment of a response group comprising representatives from key sector organisations. This collaborative initiative aims to investigate the root cause(s) of the symptoms and develop effective strategies for management

Producing molecular markers that lead to appeal for consumers
Last updated 22 Mar 2024

How do compounds in grape berries contribute to the final aroma and flavour characteristics of wine? And, in turn, what is the genetic basis for the production of these compounds? It’s long been a conundrum for researchers. Now, a CSIRO Agriculture and Food team has made great progress in producing molecular markers for consumer traits such as ‘fruity', ‘green’ and ‘floral', using a variety of methods and germplasm populations.

Novel "smart surface" removes stinky compounds from wine
Last updated 22 Mar 2024

A research team has developed a nanoengineered "smart surface" tool to selectively remove unwanted volatile sulfur compounds from wine. Importantly, the technology has the ability to eliminate sulfidic off-aromas from wine while preserving desired tropical and 'gun flint' aromas – as well as maintaining sulfur dioxide (SO2) concentrations.

Be alert for symptoms of crown gall disease
Last updated 22 Mar 2024

Growers are being asked to remain vigilant for symptoms of crown gall disease, after a number of vineyards across Australia have reported symptoms in vines in recent months.

Scholarship gives students wings further afield
Last updated 22 Mar 2024

Going into his final year of a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide, Crispin Irish was hoping to work with a producer making high-end Chardonnay. Now, thanks to the Further Afield Scholarship – a partnership between Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide – Crispin has been able to fulfil his desire, working with Luke Jolliffe at Stella Bella in Margaret River.

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Second small vintage in a row reveals changing fortunes of Australia’s top two varieties
Last updated 09 Jul 2024

The Australian winegrape crush increased year-on-year by 9 per cent in 2024 to an estimated 1.43 million tonnes, according to the National Vintage Report 2024 released today by Wine Australia.

The increase was entirely driven by white varieties, with the different results for the major varieties, Chardonnay and Shiraz, revealing how economic and market forces have contributed to the composition of the crush.
 

The state of play for Australian Shiraz
Last updated 26 Jun 2024

Shiraz is one of the world’s major red winegrape varieties, ranking fourth in global red plantings behind Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo. As of 2016, there were about 180,000 hectares of Shiraz under vine around the world – with the largest area located in France, ahead of second-placed Australia.

Newly re-designed Market Explorer reveals the latest trends in global wine markets
Last updated 12 Jun 2024

The latest wine consumption data from IWSR for 2023 and forecasts to 2028 have been recently released. Wine Australia has updated its newly re-designed Market Explorer with this data and this Market Bulletin will not only give an overview of the latest trends but also step you through how to use the tool.

Analysing opportunities for Australian wines in Asian markets
Last updated 28 May 2024

As Vinexpo Asia takes place this week in Hong Kong, it is fitting to review the opportunity that exists for Australian wine in these markets – and the resources available to help  exporters explore these prospects.

Post-pandemic wine consumption trends in the US market
Last updated 14 May 2024

The United States of America (US) was Australia’s second largest export market by volume and value for the year ended March 2024. Despite a decline in wine consumption in recent years, the US has retained its position as the most attractive wine market in the world, according to IWSR. This Bulletin highlights the recent economic and wine market changes in the US which are detailed in Wine Australia’s recently- released 2024 US Wine Market Insights report.

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