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. 

 

Charles Sturt research identifies potential for new biocontrol of grapevine trunk diseases
Last updated 09 Dec 2019

Research at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) has identified the potential for a bacterial strain that naturally occurs in grapevines to combat a destructive disease in vineyards.

Interim determination to recognise new wine region of Wilyabrup
Last updated 06 Dec 2019

The Geographical Indications Committee has made an interim determination to recognise Wilyabrup as a separate geographical indication within the broader Margaret River wine region in Western Australia. The decision is open for public comment until 13 March 2020.

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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.

When is your wine not a wine (and why does it matter)?
Last updated 27 Feb 2020

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. But you can’t always apply the duck test to wine.

Update on certification requirements for Thailand and Brazil
Last updated 27 Feb 2020

We have previously alerted exporters to new chemical analysis requirements in order to send wine to Thailand and Brazil. The new certification requirements are now in force and there have been some important developments since our last update.

Unravelling regional typicality of Shiraz
Last updated 07 Feb 2020

Shiraz wines have chemical ‘fingerprints’ that are specific to their region – despite variations in the natural condition of vineyards and human interventions in the winery – new research confirms.

Jury still out on Gingin’s role in Chardonnay’s ‘distinction’
Last updated 07 Feb 2020

The jury is still out on whether a viral infection of the Gingin Chardonnay clone is the ‘secret ingredient’ behind the sought-after unique nature of some West Australian Chardonnays.

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Grenache resurgence continues
Last updated 25 Feb 2020

Among some wine consumers, Grenache may not be as well-known as Australia’s major red varieties of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. However, Grenache has a distinguished history in world and Australian wine production, and the latest sales data suggest the recent resurgence in its popularity continues.

Steady growth in Singapore
Last updated 18 Feb 2020

Singapore recently moved into fifth place for Australian wine exports by value, after recording double-digit growth in the 2019 calendar year. The double-digit growth was seen in both value and volume and is a continuation of the steady growth Australian wine exports have experienced to Singapore over the past four years.

Tight supply and strong demand lead to value growth for the wine sector
Last updated 12 Feb 2020

Australian wine sales exceeded production for the second year in a row, indicating a tightening of supply and contributing to increased value for the wine sector according to Wine Australia’s Wine Production Sales and Inventory report 2019 released today. 

Demand continues to grow for Australia’s premium wine
Last updated 06 Feb 2020

Exceptional growth in premium and fine wine categories saw the value of Australian wine exports reach $2.91 billion in the 12 months to December 2019, an increase of 3 per cent in value despite a decline in volume.

Will sparkling wine’s bubble continue to rise?
Last updated 10 Dec 2019

In 2018, 2.7 billion cases of wine were consumed around the world. Of this, 261 million cases, or close to 10 per cent, were sparkling 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.

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