A good time to discover Australian wine with updated education program
Last updated 30 Apr 2020

Wine Australia’s free, comprehensive education program Australian Wine Discovered (AWD) has been refreshed and 25 topics are now available online with additional resources, updated commentary and advanced notes.

Wine export figures positive but full COVID impact yet to come
Last updated 16 Apr 2020

The value of Australian wine exports continued to grow in the 12 months to 31 March 2020, but Wine Australia reports that the full impact of COVID-19 on exports is still to come.

Strong demand leads to tight Australian wine supplies
Last updated 12 Feb 2020

Total wine sales exceeded production for the second year in a row, indicating a tightening of supply and contributing to increased value for the sector, according to Wine Australia’s Wine Production Sales and Inventory report 2019 released today. 

Average value of bottled exports reaches new record
Last updated 05 Feb 2020

Exceptional growth in demand for Australian fine wine saw the total value of Australian wine exports grow by 3 per cent to $2.91 billion in the 12 months to December 2019.

Australian wine exports continue to grow in value
Last updated 22 Jul 2019

The value of Australian wine exports has continued to grow in the 12 months to June 2019, increasing by 4 per cent in value to $2.86 billion. China continued to drive growth and the United States of America (USA) also made a welcome return to growth.

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Ethanol the warning signal for berry shrivel?
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

Sensors for volatile ethanol are being trialled both in the laboratory and in the vineyard to determine if they can detect the onset of berry cell death. The innovative trial is part of a larger project supported by Wine Australia investigating the causes, consequences and control of cell death in grape berries.

Gold standard virus control
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

There is an abundance of information and advice on identifying, managing and minimising the risk of viruses in the vineyard, but what is the gold standard in Australia? A proposed Wine Australia-funded Best Management Practice Guide hopes to provide the answers.

Top tips for effective MLF
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

Malolactic fermentation (MLF) softens the taste and texture of wine, adds character nuances and stabilises the wine prior to bottling – so getting it right is critical.

From concrete jungle to a vineyard a happy transition for Sijing
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

As a child growing up in the bustling metropolis of inner Beijing, Dr Sijing Li was very much the city girl – more interested in words than scientific phenomena.

Tasmanian Regional Program considers how to achieve minimal intervention with minimal issues
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

With growing interest in a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, the Tasmanian Regional Program’s ‘Don’t EF it up – enzymes and filtration’ Wine Symposium – held late last year –  garnered good interest among Tassie growers and winemakers.

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Growth in online sales likely to be legacy of COVID-19
Last updated 11 Aug 2020

There is considerable uncertainty surrounding the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic in health and economic terms. However, there are some clear trends emerging and what is certain is that businesses will need to be agile and responsive to survive and prosper in this environment.

Australian wine exports persevere through short supply and COVID-19 challenges
Last updated 04 Aug 2020

Wine Australia’s Export Report for the year ended June 2020 shows that despite short supply and COVID-19 restrictions, Australian wine exports experienced only a small decrease in value of 1 per cent to $2.84 billion in 2019–20.

The global wine market: what are conditions like for Australian winemakers now compared with last year?
Last updated 28 Jul 2020

July is the month when the export of current vintage Australian wine tends to start in earnest. This week’s Market Bulletin looks at how conditions on the global bulk wine market in mid-2020 compare with last year.

Australian Shiraz - the latest data and trends
Last updated 21 Jul 2020

Shiraz is one of Australia’s most established and loved varieties. It is grown by 4 out of 5 wineries and represents nearly half of red winegrape plantings. This week, we take a look at some of the latest data and trends for Australian Shiraz ahead of the inaugural Shiraz Day on 23 July.

Navigating COVID-19 insights for Australian wine
Last updated 14 Jul 2020

With each new day of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more information is published on its impacts in our communities and around the world. A substantial amount of information has also been published about the impacts the pandemic has had on wine, the drinks markets and consumer behaviour.

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