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Exploring novel germplasm solutions to support Australia’s future wine needs
Last updated 14 Feb 2024

University of Adelaide PhD candidate Jacob Long has been announced as the recipient of Wine Australia’s Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2024 for his research to investigate novel germplasm solutions suited to Australia’s changing climate.

UK wine trade embraces 30+ years of the Australia Trade Tasting
Last updated 02 Feb 2024

The Australia Trade Tasting returned to London and Edinburgh this week for the largest and most diverse tasting of Australian wine in the United Kingdom (UK). 

Export results reflect challenging global trends
Last updated 31 Jan 2024

Australian wine exports declined by 2 per cent in value to $1.90 billion and 3 per cent in volume to 607 million litres in the 12 months to December 2023, according to Wine Australia’s Export Report released today. 

Wine Australia farewells Head of ESG and Market Access
Last updated 13 Dec 2023

Wine Australia has this week farewelled and thanked Head of ESG and Market Access, Rachel Triggs for her instrumental role leading regulation and compliance, market access and ESG.

Wine inventory remains high despite steady sales and reduced production
Last updated 21 Nov 2023

Total sales of Australian wine were 11 per cent above production in 2022–23 after the lowest wine production in 15 years but were not enough to substantially reduce pressure on the historically high national wine inventory levels, according to Wine Australia’s Wine Production, Sales and Inventory Report 2023 released today. 

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Research adds to smoke exposure “grey zone” understanding
Last updated 23 Feb 2024

A recently completed research project has added greater understanding of the “grey zone” of smoke exposure.

The project was part of a co-ordinated program of work that was carried out across multiple sites. It tested the hypothesis that markers of smoke exposure measured in grapes would provide an indication of smoke compounds in finished wine. 
 

Generating value from ferment CO2 may be closer to home than first thought
Last updated 23 Feb 2024

How best can wineries generate value from fermentation CO2? Is it feasible for them to capture and use their own CO2 instead of buying it – or even convert it into other value-added products? 

Those are the questions an Impact project developed by the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), innovation and commercialisation consultants Impact Innovation and Wine Australia, hopes to answer. 

Duxton Vineyards, Wine Australia and Smart Machine collaborate on Australia-first trial of the latest robotic tractor technology
Last updated 02 Feb 2024

Duxton Vineyards expansive Euston vineyard in Sunraysia is hosting an Australian-first trial of the autonomous multi-function vineyard tractor OXIN by Smart Machine.

OXIN is the world’s first fully autonomous, multi-tasking robotic vineyard tractor, with the trial at Duxton Vineyards being the first time that the technology has been used in Australia following Smart Machine’s success in its home market of New Zealand.

Investing in impact
Last updated 23 Jan 2024

Wine Australia has been working closely with the AWRI and innovation and commercialisation consultants Impact Innovation to apply a new approach to project development that assesses the paths to realising value from research and co-designs solutions with partners.

The Impact project process embeds a market-facing and collaborative model to project development that accelerates the journey from idea to market – meaning that growers, winemakers and wine businesses access innovations sooner. 

World-class agtech to be demonstrated live at Australian Cabernet Symposium
Last updated 23 Jan 2024

The 2024 Australian Cabernet Sauvignon Symposium will showcase cutting edge agtech and IoT (Internet of Things) devices in Coonawarra at the Penley Estate Vineyard, a Wine Australia agtech demonstration vineyard filled with world-leading technology.

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Bright spots for wine despite challenges in Australia’s domestic market
Last updated 13 Feb 2024

The Australian wine market is experiencing the same challenges from declining wine consumption as our major export markets. Despite this, Australia is the world’s eighth most attractive wine market. This week’s market bulletin highlights the trends and opportunities identified in Wine Australia’s just-released Australian Wine Market Insights report.

Exports continue to decline as income and health concerns impact global wine consumption
Last updated 31 Jan 2024

In the 12 months to December 2023, Australian wine exports declined by 2 per cent in value to $1.90 billion and 3 per cent in volume to 607 million litres. While these levels of exports are still well below long-term averages, this is an improvement from the $1.8 billion published in the September 2023 Export Report. 

India’s evolving wine scene and the influence of AI ECTA
Last updated 05 Dec 2023

This Market Bulletin explores the potential for growth of the wine category in India, Australia’s standing relative to other source countries and the influence of the recent Australia–India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI ECTA).

Small reduction in national inventory as global conditions set to remain challenging for wine
Last updated 21 Nov 2023

The smallest vintage in a generation, combined with steady sales, saw a small reduction in overall national stocks in 2022–23, according to Wine Australia’s Wine Production, Sales and Inventory Report 2023 released today.

How consumers are responding to sustainability
Last updated 14 Nov 2023

Consumers are increasingly motivated by sustainability in their purchase habits. This Market Bulletin highlights some key insights into how consumers are responding to sustainability concerns. 

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