Australian 2019 vintage crushes predictions
Last updated 16 Jul 2019

The Australian winegrape crush for 2019 is estimated to be 1.73 million tonnes, just one per cent below the 10-year average, according to the National Vintage Report 2019 released today by Wine Australia.

A levy payer register to be established for the Australian grape and wine sector
Last updated 08 Jul 2019

Following a request from Wine Australia, the Department of Agriculture has agreed to establish a levy payer register for the Australian grape and wine sector.

Cellar Door Grant applications for up to $100,000 now open
Last updated 03 Jul 2019

Eligible wine producers, with cellar doors attracting visitors to wine regions, may now apply for a Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant (Cellar Door Grants) of up to $100,000 if they’ve made rebatable sales in excess of $1.207 million in the 2018‑19 year.

Wine Australia invests record $79 million on behalf of grape and wine sector in 2019–20
Last updated 01 Jul 2019

Wine Australia will invest a record $79 million on behalf of the grape and wine sector in 2019–20, investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), market development and export regulation according to its Annual Operational Plan 2019–20 (AOP) released this week.

Wine and grape producers invited to join inaugural entrepreneurship development program
Last updated 20 Jun 2019

The grape and wine sector is on the cusp of a new generation of technical developments and an upcoming free, half-day workshop will explore technology trends and how grapegrowers and winemakers can commercialise Ag+Food Tech ideas.

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The role of nanotechnology in the future of wine research
Last updated 12 Jul 2019

Early research into ‘smart materials’ or magnetic nanoparticles to remove proteins and unwanted aromas has been promising – and researchers say the technology could potentially be used to remove other wine faults such as smoke or cork taint in the future.

USA market: ‘Stay positive and keep trying’
Last updated 12 Jul 2019

Over the past few years, there has been much discussion around Australia’s efforts to regain prominence in the United States of America (USA) wine market.

Anti-transpirants could be a game-changer for vintage compression
Last updated 12 Jul 2019

Off-the-shelf anti-transpirants could offer growers a simple and effective tool to delay fruit ripening and lessen the effects of vintage compression, preliminary results from a new Australian study suggest.

A kaleidoscope of education for WA growers in the pipeline
Last updated 12 Jul 2019

How confident would you be adding water to manage high Baumé red must? Compressed vintages and extreme weather events are increasingly becoming part of the climate change landscape. Managing elevated ripeness of red fruit is part and parcel of this new ‘normal’.

Demonstrate the quality and sustainability of your wines through the BRIT Award
Last updated 12 Jul 2019

Applications are open for the international award for excellence in sustainable winegrowing – the BRIT Award.

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Not just another BRIC in the wall
Last updated 09 Jul 2019

The term ‘BRIC’ was originally coined in 2001 by Jim O'Neill (Goldman Sachs) as an acronym for the four rapidly developing countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which symbolised the shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies.

Insights into the world’s most widely planted variety – Cabernet Sauvignon
Last updated 02 Jul 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Australia is home to what are believed to be among the oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world, located in the northern Barossa Valley (planted in 1886).

Where are Australia’s vineyards?
Last updated 25 Jun 2019

How do you find and measure all of the vineyards in Australia? It is quite a challenge, as Australia covers 769 million hectares, of which approximately 2 in every 10,000 hectares are vineyard. A project funded by Wine Australia has risen to this challenge.

Exploring Australia’s first-rate performance in international wine awards
Last updated 18 Jun 2019

For more than 150 years, Australia has celebrated a domestic wine show system that has educated, benchmarked and promoted excellence. The earliest surviving record of wine being exhibited at an Australian capital city show is the 1845 Adelaide wine show where wine was exhibited in the ‘general produce’ section.

Organic wine – a sustainable trend?
Last updated 11 Jun 2019

Consumer interest in wines that are certified organic, vegan friendly, biodynamic, preservative free or carbon neutral is growing, but this isn’t translating into sales.

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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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