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Wine Australia senior leadership to deliver value for the sector
Last updated 27 May 2024

Wine Australia has announced changes to its senior leadership team to support the strengthening of service delivery to levy payers. 

Shirley Fraser has been appointed as General Manager Customer Engagement, Ned Hewitson to General Manager Regulation and General Counsel and Dr Liz Waters to Chief Operating Officer.

A decade of progress for women in the Australian grape and wine sector
Last updated 21 May 2024

Ten years on from one of the world’s first published studies of its kind, there is some good news for women’s advancement in key roles in the Australian grape and wine sector. A new report Women in the Australian wine sector: How have the numbers changed in CEO, winemaking, viticulture, and marketing roles since 2013? conducted by Dr Jeremy Galbreath of Strateos Group, funded by Wine Australia, has revealed an increase in the representation of the studied roles in the Australian grape and wine community.

Mixed results in key markets lead to stable export performance
Last updated 30 Apr 2024

Australian wine exports declined by 1 per cent in value to $1.88 billion and 2 per cent in volume to 611 million litres in the 12 months to March 2024, according to Wine Australia’s Export Report released today. 

Wine Australia welcomes the removal of the duties on Australian wine to mainland China
Last updated 28 Mar 2024

Wine Australia has welcomed the announcement by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday 28 March 2024 that the anti-dumping duties on Australian wine to mainland China will be removed effective Friday 29 March 2024.  

Strong Australian wine presence at ProWein 2024
Last updated 15 Mar 2024

Wine Australia returned to Germany this week for the world’s biggest trade fair for the wine and spirits industry ProWein Düsseldorf, bringing 70 Australian winery representatives and a diverse line-up of more than 350 wines. 

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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.

Next Crop nurtures next crop of leaders
Last updated 22 Mar 2024

Our people are the backbone of our sector. How can we encourage young people working in local wine regions to take on leadership roles, and build confidence to participate in the sector’s decision making?  The innovative Next Crop program – a partnership between Wine Australia and regional associations – works to provide the answer and is about to move into its fourth iteration. 

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.

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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.

World wine production lowest in 60 years but still exceeds consumption
Last updated 07 May 2024

World wine production in 2023 was the lowest since 1961, according to the OIV State of the World Vine and Wine Sector in 2023 report. Despite this, production still exceeded consumption, which has been declining steadily since 2018. Wine Australia’s latest Global Supply Monitor summarises the overall supply and demand position and highlights the trends for the top wine-producing and consuming countries.

Overall wine export levels stabilise as individual markets show volatility
Last updated 30 Apr 2024

Wine Australia’s latest Export Report, for the 12 months to March 2024 shows that although there is much volatility in wine markets globally, Australian wine export levels have stabilised. 

Consumer choice influenced by grape variety in key markets
Last updated 17 Apr 2024

Grape variety remains one of the most influential choice factors for consumers when buying wine. In this Bulletin, we analyse IWSR research on varietal preferences for ten key wine markets for Australian wine.

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