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Wine exports continue anticipated decline as challenging market conditions persist
Last updated 26 Jul 2022

Australian wine exports declined by 10 per cent in volume to 625 million litres and 19 per cent in value to $2.08 billion in the year ended 30 June 2022, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report released today. 

From the ground up: new program to improve vineyard biodiversity and soil health
Last updated 19 Jul 2022

Wine Australia has announced a new three-year $2.2 million regionally-based program that will support winegrape growers to plant cover crops, enhance soil health and increase functional biodiversity in vineyards around the country.

Mapping out the road to zero emissions for Australian wine sector
Last updated 08 Jul 2022

The Australian grape and wine community will have a roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions across the sector through a new investment announced by Wine Australia. 

Australian winegrape crush returns to near-average size in vintage 2022
Last updated 05 Jul 2022

The 2022 Australian winegrape crush is estimated1 to be 1.73 million tonnes, 2 per cent below the 10-year average and 13.5 per cent below the 2021 record crush of 2.01 million tonnes, according to the National Vintage Report 2022 released today by Wine Australia. 

New agreement to support current and future needs of grape and wine producers
Last updated 24 Jun 2022

Wine Australia and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) have entered into a four-year agreement that will maintain unique skills at the AWRI, support rapid response to industry emergencies and transition to new areas of future capability to support the Australian grape and wine sector. 

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Women across the wine sector can study a Diploma of Digital Technologies – at no cost
Last updated 05 May 2022

Wine Australia is thrilled to announce an opportunity for women working in the Australian grape and wine sector to complete the award-winning Diploma of Digital Technologies through Flinders University, South Australia at no cost. 

Colour the fabric of Mandy’s life and career
Last updated 15 Oct 2021

This month, we feature Dr Mandy Walker Research Team Leader with CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Adelaide Laboratory as our Researcher In Focus. One cold Saturday morning in a biochemistry lab in Canberra’s Australian National University (ANU), honours student Mandy Walker was developing in-situ hybridisation slides for a very innovative, but risky project.

Scholarship helping to improve management of GPGV
Last updated 15 Oct 2021

PhD student and plant pathologist Kamalpreet Kaur spends her days investigating the impact of GPGV on the Australian wine sector.

Winter vine health top of mind for SA Central growers
Last updated 15 Oct 2021

Wine Australia’s Regional Programpartners strive hard to develop and host events and activities that not only help growers and the wider wine sector, but also engage and inspire them.

ASVO Winemaker of the Year 2020 – Peter Leske
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

Peter Leske’s childhood reads like an excerpt from a Boy’s Own Annual. Growing up on campus at Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide – where his father Ken Leske lectured in finance – Peter had pet sheep, ‘swam’ in an old chaff bin, mucked around on the tractors, snacked on ripe sultana grapes and explored the campus’ many laboratories and classrooms with his trusty dog by his side.

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Sequence of global events impact Australian wine exports
Last updated 19 Oct 2021

A sequence of events in international markets have combined to lower the volume and value of Australian wine exports, as detailed in Wine Australia’s Export Report for the year ended September 2021, released today.

Direct-to-consumer wine sales adapt in the first full year of COVID-19 business conditions
Last updated 07 Oct 2021

Australian wineries have reported in Wine Australia’s Wine Direct-to-Consumer Survey Report 2021 that direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales grew strongly in 2020–21, up by 17 per cent in value and 14 per cent in volume compared to the previous financial year. By contrast, overall sales value for survey respondents grew by 1 per cent, while volume declined by 5 per cent.

How 2020 changed the USA wine market
Last updated 02 Mar 2021

2020 was a year unparalleled in recent history, massively shifting consumer behaviours. This Market Bulletin examines the effects on the wine market in the United States of America including total wine sales by channel, shifting demographics, domestic category versus imports and, finally, how the Australian category has fared.

Wine tourism numbers highlight COVID-19 challenges and the road forward
Last updated 24 Nov 2020

COVID-19 has brought much uncertainty when it comes to travel in 2020. With some interstate travel halted, tourism turned intrastate with locals taking the opportunity to explore their own backyards – where restrictions allowed – providing much needed relief in many regional areas.

Global packaging trends
Last updated 10 Nov 2020

In the 12 months ended September 2020, 771 million litres of Australian wine was exported to 116 destinations across the world. Of the total volume, 55 per cent was shipped unpackaged to be packaged in-market. Only 25 destinations received unpackaged Australian wine, with just over half that volume landing in the United Kingdom.

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