$1m Grant program for Australian wine businesses to drive exports
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

Australian small and medium wine producers can apply for grants of up to $25,000 to support their export promotion activities in international markets and drive export growth.  

Australian wine exports holding up well
Last updated 04 Aug 2020

In 2019–20, the average value of Australian wine exports grew to $3.89 per litre free on board (FOB), the highest level since 2004–05. However, the total value of exports decreased by 1 per cent in value to $2.84 billion, as a result of measures to contain COVID-19.

No final determination of Wilyabrup as a Geographical Indication for wine
Last updated 04 Aug 2020

The Geographical Indications Committee (GIC) has decided not to make a final determination of Wilyabrup as a Geographical Indication (GI).

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.

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Regenerative Agriculture the key to best practice viticulture
Last updated 11 Sep 2020

Regenerative Agriculture can redefine best practice viticulture, but there is no ‘one size fits all’ blueprint for vineyards. That’s the conclusion of 2019 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholar, Richard Leask, who has just completed his final report, ‘Is being sustainable enough for Australian wine?’.

2021 Science and Innovation Awards open
Last updated 11 Sep 2020

Applications for the Wine Australia-sponsored 2021 Science and Innovation Awards are now open, and last year’s winner, Hamish McKirdy, is encouraging young researchers to apply.

Making practical use of aerial imagery
Last updated 11 Sep 2020

A novel social media campaign is helping SA Central growers, viticulturists and winemakers better identify and understand the practical value of remotely-sensed aerial imagery throughout the season.

New mobile plant surveillance tech launched in Langhorne Creek
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

The national cross-sectoral agricultural surveillance initiative iMapPESTS has deployed a second mobile surveillance unit, Sentinel 2, in Langhorne Creek.

Ethanol the warning signal for berry shrivel?
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

Sensors for volatile ethanol are being trialled both in the laboratory and in the vineyard to determine if they can detect the onset of berry cell death. The innovative trial is part of a larger project supported by Wine Australia investigating the causes, consequences and control of cell death in grape berries.

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High off-trade consumption in UK grows demand for Australian wine
Last updated 15 Sep 2020

In a reversal of recent trends, in 2019–20 Europe became the growth centre for Australian wine exports. The destination market behind this growth is Australian wine’s number one export market by volume – the United Kingdom.

The red, rose, the white and the bubbles
Last updated 08 Sep 2020

In our most recent Export Report 2019–20, we highlighted that the impact of COVID-19 on exports to the USA had not been negative to date. This news is particularly interesting given export value was in a gradual decline prior to lockdown restrictions.

How did the Australian domestic market weather the disruptions of 2019–20?
Last updated 01 Sep 2020

The first half of 2020 has brought with it many disruptions to the wine sector. The influence of COVID-19 lockdowns, social restrictions and panic-buying has now largely stabilised and so we’ll take a longer-term look at how the domestic wine market performed in the financial year 2019–20, to see if some of the short-term changes from the past few months had a significant influence on the whole year.

The latest insights for Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Last updated 25 Aug 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most planted winegrape variety and it is celebrated around the globe on 3 September with International Cabernet Sauvignon Day. 

Along came COVID-19: how Canada’s wine market has changed during the pandemic
Last updated 18 Aug 2020

Like many markets around the world, the ways Canadian wine consumers engage with the category has been strongly affected by restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes are amplified by the fact that 2019 was a poor year for the volume of wine sales in Canada. 2020 has seen a rebound in wine sales through the provincial liquor boards and Australia wine is among the beneficiaries.

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