CSU Research: Measuring bunch rot impact on wine quality
Last updated 13 Mar 2019

While the winegrape harvest accelerates across Australia, research at theNational Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) is arming grapegrowers and winemakers with increased knowledge about how bunch rot can impact a final wine – and how much is too much.

New Market Explorer tool will deliver ongoing benefits to Australian wine exporters
Last updated 05 Mar 2019

Wine Australia today launched ‘Market Explorer’ – an online, interactive tool for current and potential wine exporters, providing unprecedented access to export market data.

Future Leaders 2019 applications close soon
Last updated 27 Feb 2019

Wine Australia is calling on the grape and wine community to share the word and ‘tap a friend’ on the shoulder for Future Leaders 2019. Applications are closing soon on 15 March 2019. 

Upgraded tool highlights solution to tricky rootstock selection
Last updated 26 Feb 2019

Wine Australia has released an upgraded Grapevine Rootstock Selector tool that will arm Australia’s winegrape growers with enhanced knowledge about the rootstocks that suit their individual vineyards.

Registrations for export and tourism workshops now open
Last updated 11 Feb 2019

Wine Australia has today released its jam-packed schedule of export and tourism workshops to help new and experienced wine businesses grow their exports and wine tourism.

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ATT brings the excitement of Australian wine to UK and Ireland
Last updated 22 Mar 2019

Mid-winter in Australia is not usually associated with the vibrancy and excitement of the wine season at its full height – our vines are dormant, preparing spring and a fresh vintage in the summer.

Liberating winemakers at the press
Last updated 08 Mar 2019

Winemakers spend a lot of time tasting juice as it is being pressed to pinpoint the right time to stop the pressing process. This is important to produce sparkling wine that has desirable flavour qualities – and prevent excessive extraction of undesirable phenolic compounds.

Counting down to Australia’s top mildew resistant vines
Last updated 08 Mar 2019

Researchers are one step closer to discovering the nation’s top mildew resistant vines.

Playing birds at their own game
Last updated 08 Mar 2019

Playing birds at their own game in the vineyard – albeit with a hi-tech twist – is showing early promise for grapegrowers in regional New South Wales.

USA market update
Last updated 13 Feb 2019

The United States of America is the world’s biggest wine market. According to Shanken’s Impact Databank, 327 million cases of wine were consumed in the USA in 2017. The International Wine and Spirits Record has forecast the USA market to grow by an additional 20 million cases by 2022, with the growth coming at the premium end of the market.

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How Australian wine is performing in Europe
Last updated 19 Mar 2019

More Australian wine is exported to Europe than to any other continent. In 2018, almost 40 million cases of Australian wine were shipped to Europe compared with 26 million cases to North America and 24 million cases to Asia.

Canada at-a-glance: the latest trends in one of Australia’s top export markets
Last updated 12 Mar 2019

Canada is the world’s ninth largest market for wine, sitting just above Australia at US$6 billion and growing at a rate of 2 per cent per annum. Canadians are moderate wine drinkers, with annual consumption of 16.3 litres per adult, which is more than the United States of America (USA) at 13.7 litres but much less than Australia at 29.4 litres per adult

Using the new Market Explorer to analyse global wine markets
Last updated 05 Mar 2019

What do Matthew Flinders and Wine Australia’s new Market Explorer tool have in common? Research, Australia and exploring. But while Matthew Flinders had to sail around the world, and Australia, for months or years at a time to conduct his research, the Market Explorer tool allows Australian wine exporters to analyse global wine markets instantly through this new online tool.

Where does Australian wine attract preferential tariffs?
Last updated 27 Feb 2019

More than 60 per cent of Australia’s wine production is exported. Consequently, global trading conditions and access to markets overseas is crucial to the on-going success of the Australian grape and wine community.

New weather data: how the 2017–18 viticultural growing conditions compared with long-term averages
Last updated 19 Feb 2019

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, 2018 was the third hottest year on record for Australia, with an average temperature 1.14 degrees above the long-term average. This is a very broad and general statistic, however, that does not provide much insight into the conditions that prevailed for winegrape growers around Australia.

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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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