Wine Australia and University of Adelaide sign multi-million-dollar partnership
Last updated 11 Dec 2018

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support and stimulate longer term strategic wine research and development that will enable the Australian grape and wine sector to benefit from world-leading innovation.

Wine Australia protects export reputation
Last updated 26 Nov 2018

Wine Australia has cancelled the export licence held by Mayfield Family Wines Pty Ltd, operating out of the Riverland.

New technology to track grape development for better harvest
Last updated 22 Nov 2018

Measuring and tracking the development of grapes in the vineyard is now easier – thanks to a mobile phone app developed by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and funded by Wine Australia.

NSW secures $2 million boost for international wine tourism
Last updated 05 Nov 2018

The New South Wales wine sector will benefit from a $2 million marketing campaign aimed at boosting international visits to the state’s wine regions, thanks to support from the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) and the New South Wales Government.

Australian cellar door survey shines light on direct wine sale opportunities
Last updated 30 Oct 2018

Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer sales (DTC) through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s first cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.

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Fungal rot under the (infrared) microscope
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

A recently completed study offers grapegrowers and winemakers a greater understanding of how fungal rots affect wine quality – in turn, guiding future decision-making around harvesting affected fruit.

Be a detective and identify herbicide damage
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Grapegrowers can now be detectives and pinpoint the likely herbicide causing damage to their crops, new research suggests.

From surf to vines – all in a day’s work for Colin
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Colin Bell has the enviable pleasure of balancing his love of the ocean with his passion for the wine sector. As a Margaret River native, he gets to enjoy both.

IPM back on the agenda for Greater Victoria cluster
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Integrated pest management in the vineyard – or IPM - was a buzzword in the late 1990s and early 2000s but has received little attention since then. However, it’s back on the agenda for the Regional Program cluster in Greater Victoria.

Congratulations to Australia’s grape and wine RD&E community
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Over the past month, members of Australia’s RD&E community have been recognised by our sector for their outstanding contributions to the Australian grape and wine sector.

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The continued rise of Australian Shiraz
Last updated 11 Dec 2018

It’s difficult to understate the importance of Shiraz to Australian wine. Shiraz is Australia’s most planted winegrape variety and is grown in most Australian wine regions

Signs of softening: global wine market update
Last updated 04 Dec 2018

A large global wine harvest in 2018, economic uncertainty and static consumption are putting downward pressure on world bulk wine prices as Australia heads into harvest 2019. 

Disrupting the three-tier distribution system: new routes to the USA market
Last updated 27 Nov 2018

Consolidation within the United States of America’s three-tier distribution system has increased the barriers to entry for small- to medium-sized producers wishing to successfully sell their wine in the world’s largest wine market. However, with the growth of online wine sales, new opportunities are becoming available for producers who are willing to explore and invest in new routes to market.

A deeper look at what’s trending for smaller exporters
Last updated 20 Nov 2018

In the year ended September 2018, there were 2401 active Australian wine exporters. The majority of these (87 per cent) are companies that export fewer than 10,000 cases per year, as illustrated in Figure 1. Another 9 per cent export between 10,000 and 50,000 cases per year, and only 4 per cent of exporters ship more than 50,000 cases each year.

The rise of China’s online wine market
Last updated 13 Nov 2018

China is undoubtedly the most progressive nation when it comes to embracing e-commerce, not only providing alternative distribution avenues for Australian wine sales, but also more direct ways of promoting Australian wine

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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.