Wine Australia and University of Adelaide sign multi-million-dollar partnership
Last updated 11 Dec 2018

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support and stimulate longer term strategic wine research and development that will enable the Australian grape and wine sector to benefit from world-leading innovation.

Wine Australia protects export reputation
Last updated 26 Nov 2018

Wine Australia has cancelled the export licence held by Mayfield Family Wines Pty Ltd, operating out of the Riverland.

New technology to track grape development for better harvest
Last updated 22 Nov 2018

Measuring and tracking the development of grapes in the vineyard is now easier – thanks to a mobile phone app developed by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and funded by Wine Australia.

NSW secures $2 million boost for international wine tourism
Last updated 05 Nov 2018

The New South Wales wine sector will benefit from a $2 million marketing campaign aimed at boosting international visits to the state’s wine regions, thanks to support from the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) and the New South Wales Government.

Australian cellar door survey shines light on direct wine sale opportunities
Last updated 30 Oct 2018

Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer sales (DTC) through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s first cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.

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Stay cool over summer
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Under or over? Morning or night? Before or during a heatwave? When to water, and how, has long been the million-dollar question for grapegrowers. Now, a new study has found some answers.

Nicole’s ability to Think Big pays dividends with national award
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

When Nicole Pitman samples patches, she makes a morning of it. Literally. As viticulturalist for Kingston Estate Wines – spanning 1500 hectares of vines across 150 blocks and 6 sites in the Riverland – she has learnt to ‘super size’ her decisions and operations.

Fungal rot under the (infrared) microscope
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

A recently completed study offers grapegrowers and winemakers a greater understanding of how fungal rots affect wine quality – in turn, guiding future decision-making around harvesting affected fruit.

Be a detective and identify herbicide damage
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Grapegrowers can now be detectives and pinpoint the likely herbicide causing damage to their crops, new research suggests.

From surf to vines – all in a day’s work for Colin
Last updated 07 Dec 2018

Colin Bell has the enviable pleasure of balancing his love of the ocean with his passion for the wine sector. As a Margaret River native, he gets to enjoy both.

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The continued rise of Australian Shiraz
Last updated 11 Dec 2018

It’s difficult to understate the importance of Shiraz to Australian wine. Shiraz is Australia’s most planted winegrape variety and is grown in most Australian wine regions

Uncovering Australia’s emerging varieties
Last updated 06 Nov 2018

The Australian grape and wine community is well known for its experimental and innovative attitudes towards growing and producing wine.

Cellar doors at the heart of Australian wine direct-to-consumer sales
Last updated 30 Oct 2018

Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s inaugural Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.Opportunities to increase direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales through paid tastings, food and wine pairings and enhanced wine tourism experiences are among the key findings of Wine Australia’s inaugural Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey.

Global demographic trends and what it means for wine
Last updated 16 Oct 2018

Euromonitor International recently highlighted that demographic changes such as ageing populations, urbanisation and migration ‘have the power to transform the world we live in’ as they ‘reshape consumer lifestyles and purchasing decisions’.

Delving into Australian wine’s growth in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia
Last updated 09 Oct 2018

Canada is Australia’s fourth biggest export destination by volume and value, and the latest export figures show some positive outcomes for the Australian grape and wine community.

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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.