Australia’s 2020 winegrape crush: constrained quantity and high quality support value growth for the sector
Last updated 07 Jul 2020

The Australian winegrape crush in 2020 was 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of over 1 billion litres of wine, according to the National Vintage Report 2020 released today by Wine Australia.

Investing for the grape and wine sector’s success
Last updated 30 Jun 2020

Wine Australia today released its new five-year Strategic Plan 2020–25 and its Annual Operational Plan 2020–21.

Empowering wine communities to map their climate future
Last updated 15 Jun 2020

A world-leading resource developed in Australia is empowering local grapegrowers and winemakers to plan for the effects of climatic variability and climate change that are forecast in the next decade and into the next generation.

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.

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App to help assess and manage nutrient disorders
Last updated 10 Jul 2020

Researchers from the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) are developing a new smartphone app to assess and manage nutrient disorders in the vineyard. 

Improve your soil and the rest will follow
Last updated 10 Jul 2020

Richard Leask traversed the globe last year exploring regenerative agriculture systems and has returned with a clear and simple message for the wine sector: improve your soil and the rest will follow.

Cold stability on the research agenda at the AWRI
Last updated 10 Jul 2020

The Australian Wine Research Institute is undertaking a highly focused research project on cold stabilisation, as part of a push to significantly improve winery efficiency.

Taking the guess work out of clonal selection
Last updated 10 Jul 2020

The Western Australia (WA) Regional Program clonal project is set to expand in 2020–21, with the project moving its focus to the influence of clonal selection on Cabernet Sauvignon wine quality.

Precision watering initiatives aim to take the guess work out
Last updated 15 Jun 2020

Innovative projects underway in the Riverland region are upping the ante and taking the science of precision watering to a new level.

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Vintage 2020: quantity constrained but value continues to grow
Last updated 07 Jul 2020

The 2020 Australian winegrape crush is estimated to be 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of approximately 1 billion litres of wine. While the crush was the smallest in more than 10 years, it was not as low as had been widely speculated.

New Strategic Plan highlights target price points
Last updated 30 Jun 2020

The Australian wine sector has seen two key plans released over the past week in Australian Grape & Wine’s Vision 2050 and Wine Australia’s Strategic Plan 2020–25.

Global consumer trends in the short term
Last updated 23 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer purchase behaviour – including the purchasing of wine. But how long are these changes expected to last?

How COVID-19 has impacted wine in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden
Last updated 16 Jun 2020

Europe is an important destination for the Australian wine category. In the 12 months ended May 2020, 330 million litres valued at $600 million free on board (FOB) was exported to Europe. More than 100 million litres of Australian wine valued at $230 million was shipped to European destinations outside of the United Kingdom.

How Australian wine’s brand health is tracking in key markets
Last updated 10 Jun 2020

For the past decade, Wine Australia has engaged Wine Intelligence to track the brand health of the Australian wine category in key wine markets. For 2020, these markets were Australia, the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK), mainland China, Hong Kong, English-speaking Canada, Québec, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea.

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