Australian wineries Shanghai-bound as exports continue to grow in value

08 Nov 2019
tagged with China , Wine exports , ERWSP
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A big month of China wine events in November 2019 has seen Australian wine producers travel to Shanghai for back-to-back trade and media engagement opportunities.

The China International Import Expo (5–10 November 2019) leads into the Wine Australia China Awards (11 November 2019), followed by ProWine China (12–14 November) and Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter (16 November 2019). 

Buoyed by the continued growth in exports to China in the year ending September 2019[i], Australian wine exhibitors will demonstrate their long-term commitment to this important market, with wine tastings, award celebrations and a record presence at international trade shows throughout November.

Wine Australia Chief Executive Officer Andreas Clark said, with the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) nearing completion, it’s great to see our wine producers taking advantage of these targeted activities.

‘We’re investing approximately $4.6 million of $50m Package funds in 2019–20 to grow the demand for Australia’s fine wine in China through increased availability and consumer awareness.

‘When it comes to selling wine overseas, there is no substitute for being on the ground in market, pouring wines, telling stories and connecting with people, to give them a deeper understanding of Australian wine.

‘By dovetailing our China Awards with the China International Import Expo, ProWine China and Decanter Shanghai, we’re giving wineries greater opportunity to maximise their presence in market and influence a broader trade and consumer base’, he said.

Outside of the November events, the $4.6 million investment in China export market growth will include the following targeted activities:

  • multi-channel influencer engagement and education campaigns (including media, public relations, social and digital)
  • participation in a new premium hotel wine show – the TWC Fine Wine Showcase at the Chengdu Grand Hyatt Hotel – and the China Food & Drinks Fair in March 2020
  • participation at Vinexpo Hong Kong in May 2020, and
  • a presence of 80+ wineries at Wine Australia’s cornerstone trade event, the China Roadshow in June 2020.

For more information about the upcoming China activities, visit https://www.wineaustralia.com/whats-happening/events


[i] ‘In the year ended September 2019, Australian wine exports to China (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached a record value of $1.25 billion, an increase of 18 per cent, with average value increasing by 40 per cent to $8.42 per litre FOB.


For media enquiries please contact

Amelia Harris – Wine Australia
Communications Manager, Export and Regional Wine Support Package
Phone: +61 437 714 571
Email: amelia.harris@wineaustralia.com

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Wine Australia supports a competitive wine sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing domestic and international markets, protecting the reputation of Australian wine and administering the Export and Regional Wine Support Package.

Wine Australia is an Australian Commonwealth Government statutory authority, established under the Wine Australia Act 2013, and funded by grape growers and winemakers through levies and user-pays charges and the Australian Government, which provides matching funding for RD&E investments.

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