Australia’s fine wine to be showcased at Chengdu off the back of surging China demand
Last updated 21 Jan 2020

Australia will bring its largest fine wine showcase of more than 100 brands to Chengdu trade shows this March, off the back of a surging demand for premium wine in China

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. 


Vale Hazel Murphy AM
Last updated 02 Jan 2020

It is with deep and profound sadness that we report the death of Hazel Murphy AM in the UK on 1 January 2020. Hazel was a great friend to the Australian grape and wine sector as a whole and a very dear friend to many. She will be very deeply missed.  

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Watering based on real-time measurements in the pipeline
Last updated 10 Jan 2020

Water is a precious commodity for growers, and soon – thanks to an innovative new research project – you'll be able to account for every drop.

Research uncovers interesting findings in Chardonnay’s family tree
Last updated 10 Jan 2020

Until now, it has been impossible to definitively identify particular clones of any given grapevine cultivar. However, new work by researchers at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) characterising clonal genetics for a single cultivar now makes that a possibility.

Less K = less acid = less money
Last updated 10 Jan 2020

A Wine Australia Incubator Initiative project testing whether potassium uptake can be lowered in Cabernet Sauvignon has added to our understanding of the effect that rootstocks have on wine pH.

Technical assistance over the holiday break
Last updated 23 Dec 2019

People requiring technical assistance in their vineyard or winery over the holiday period can contact the AWRI Helpdesk.

Canopy management of Shiraz and Semillon to optimise performance
Last updated 13 Dec 2019

To remove bunches, or not? How we choose to manipulate grapevine canopies can have a significant impact on vine performance, according to two projects completed in 2018.

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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.

IWSR predicts declining volumes but increasing value in the global wine market
Last updated 03 Dec 2019

The International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) is predicting a slight decline in the volume of wine sold and a slight increase in the value of wine sold globally to 2023.

New results provide a better picture of tourism to Australian wine regions
Last updated 26 Nov 2019

Determining how many of the 350 million domestic and international visits to and within Australia were to our wine Geographical Indication (GI) regions in 2018–19 is not a simple task. However, new questions on the annual Tourism Research Australia (TRA) surveys are now providing a better picture of not just how many people are visiting an Australian wine region, but how many are visiting a winery and what they are spending on average during their visit.

Global wine supply moves closer to demand in 2019
Last updated 19 Nov 2019

After a near-record global harvest in 2018, indications are that the 2019 global vintage is closer to average. With demand continuing to soften in volume terms, this reduction in supply is welcome news for Australian wine producers, with the global supply and demand position likely to become more balanced in the near future.

How are Australia’s wine exports performing in China?
Last updated 12 Nov 2019

November 2019 is a busy month for Australian wine in China, with major events set to highlight Australia’s fine wine credentials. This week, the Market Bulletin looks at how Australia’s exports are performing in the mainland China market.

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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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