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.

Bushfires draw Australian wine sector closer
Last updated 07 Jan 2020

Australia’s wine sector is drawing together to provide support and advice to those affected by fire. Wine Australia, Australian Grape & Wine, the Australian Wine Research Institute and viticultural experts, backed by the Federal Government, and state and regional wine agencies, are coordinating a response that will offer support and advice in the short-term and a longer-term 
action plan. 

 

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Travel bursary helps Shaoyang present local research on world stage
Last updated 13 Mar 2020

Shaoyang Wang loves what he studies – astringency in wine.

So he was thrilled to be able to share with others in the international wine world what he has discovered through his research to date.

Expressing terroir a complex puzzle
Last updated 13 Mar 2020

What is the elusive ‘formula’ that will allow growers to manipulate wine quality in the vineyard to better express terroir?

That’s the tantalising puzzle a team of researchers are aiming to solve in a long-term project funded by Wine Australia.

Queensland wine sector back on its feet and in great shape for vintage 2021
Last updated 13 Mar 2020

Mike Hayes and his winemaking and grapegrowing colleagues in Queensland have been to hell and back in the past couple of years.

Travel bursary 2020-21 applications now open
Last updated 06 Mar 2020

Applications have opened for Wine Australia travel bursaries for travel commencing between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. Applications close Friday 24 April 2020.

Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages
Last updated 27 Feb 2020

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) have approved a draft amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to require a pregnancy warning label on packaged alcoholic beverages sold in Australia and New Zealand.

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COVID-19 – latest developments in trade and logistics for wine
Last updated 31 Mar 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 has meant that the wine sector is operating in a very dynamic environment, both within Australia and in our export markets. To keep you informed of the latest developments, this week our bulletin will explore the situation for trade and logistics as well as the operating environments of our top three export markets – China, the USA and the UK.  

Demand for low and no alcohol beverages expected to continue to grow
Last updated 24 Mar 2020

Demand for low and no alcoholic beverages has been reported by many to have experienced large growth over recent years, albeit off a small base, and this is expected to continue.

Poland’s demand for Australian wine flourishes
Last updated 17 Mar 2020

Since Poland joined the European Union (EU) in 2004, wine consumption has grown on average 4 per cent per year, with total consumption now just behind that of Denmark. Australian wine exports to Poland grew by 34 per cent in value to $4.5 million in 2019, moving it into the top 10 most valuable markets in the EU for Australian exports.

Value continues to grow in Australia's domestic wine market
Last updated 10 Mar 2020

The latest retail data from IRI MarketEdge indicates that while the volume of wine sold in the Australian off-trade market has declined over the past two years, value has increased. In other words, while Australians are consuming less, they are spending more.

Global bulk wine market – the state of play going into 2020
Last updated 03 Mar 2020

The global bulk wine market provides a good indication of the general state of play for the world wine sector and the competitiveness of Australian wine. The past two years have been something of a rollercoaster for the market, but Australia has fared relatively well and is better placed than most of its competitors going into 2020.

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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.

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