Infrequent exporters can save money by waiting to renew their licence
Last updated 07 Apr 2020

Wine Australia today encouraged exporters who don’t frequently export wine to let their export licence lapse when it’s due for renewal and defer the $700 renewal fee until they are ready to export.

Wine Australia protects truth in labelling
Last updated 25 Mar 2020

Wine Australia has suspended the export licence of Dandelion Vineyards Pty Ltd (Dandelion) until 1 May 2020 after finding that the exporter unintentionally contravened the Wine Australia Act 2013 (Act) by making  label claims that were not supported by records kept under the Label Integrity Program (LIP), and subsequently selling and exporting wine with misleading label claims.

New emerging researchers set to drive innovative solutions for wine
Last updated 28 Feb 2020

Twelve emerging grape and wine researchers from five Australian universities have received Wine Australia’s PhD and Masters by Research Scholarships for 2020.

Limestone Coast launches wine tourism itinerary planning tool
Last updated 16 Jan 2020

Wine lovers looking to visit the Limestone Coast can now plan their trip using a free and user-friendly itinerary planning tool showcasing the latest wine and tourism attractions.

Technology to transform vineyard management
Last updated 15 Jan 2020

Helping grapegrowers optimise their irrigation water use will be one of the first outcomes of a $5 million digital technologies project supporting on-farm decision making for winegrape production.

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Cover Crops 101
Last updated 15 May 2020

If you’re considering sowing undervine cover crops, now is the time. Most regions around the country have enjoyed abundant autumn rains, and follow-up winter rain is just around the corner – so the season ahead looks promising. But what cover crops should you plant?

Diversify and reap the rewards
Last updated 15 May 2020

There is merit in planting a range of Chardonnay or Shiraz clones within a vineyard and using the diversity between the clones to determine specific wine styles, a recently completed project has concluded.

COVID-19 brings home stark biosecurity message
Last updated 15 May 2020

Biosecurity expert Craig Elliott says the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently given the Australian wine sector a taste of what could happen in the event of a major insect pest or disease outbreak.

Viticulturists and winemakers keen to continue tastings
Last updated 15 May 2020

Viticulturists and growers in the Limestone Coast Regional Program area are eagerly awaiting the green light to continue tastings of the small lot wines produced by last year’s Coonawarra Rootstock Trial.

Grape variety misidentified
Last updated 30 Apr 2020

Misidentified vines may have led a small group of grapegrowers and winemakers to accidentally mislabel wines as Petit Manseng.

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The ‘Great Lockdown’: the global economic impact of COVID-19
Last updated 26 May 2020

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect on the global economy in 2020. In previous weeks’ bulletins, we have addressed the impact on wine and alcohol sales in Australia’s key markets. Today, we will cover the greater impact on the global economy, which will no doubt affect consumer behaviour and spending in the months to come. 

How COVID-19 is changing Australia’s domestic wine market
Last updated 19 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the Australian wine market and Australian wine producers. This week’s Market Bulletin provides an update on the latest data and how Australian wine consumers’ behaviours and attitudes have changed.

Export update
Last updated 12 May 2020

Wine Australia releases a report on wine exports at the end of each quarter, but to keep the sector informed in these unprecedented times, this week we provide a special update on the reported results to the end of April.

Australia’s top five Asian markets and COVID -19 impacts
Last updated 05 May 2020

Half of Australia’s wine exports by value go to five destinations in Asia. This week we look at how these important markets for Australia are faring in the first quarter of 2020 and assess the early effects of COVID-19 on wine consumption.

How COVID-19 has changed the UK wine market
Last updated 29 Apr 2020

COVID-19 has seen rapid introduction of measures to protect the health and wellbeing of communities and it is natural that the way that we operate our businesses in this environment has changed. This week, our Market Bulletin takes a look at the changes to Australia’s top wine export market by volume – the United Kingdom (UK).

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