$1m Grant program for Australian wine businesses to drive exports
Last updated 07 Aug 2020

Australian small and medium wine producers can apply for grants of up to $25,000 to support their export promotion activities in international markets and drive export growth.  

Australian wine exports holding up well
Last updated 04 Aug 2020

In 2019–20, the average value of Australian wine exports grew to $3.89 per litre free on board (FOB), the highest level since 2004–05. However, the total value of exports decreased by 1 per cent in value to $2.84 billion, as a result of measures to contain COVID-19.

No final determination of Wilyabrup as a Geographical Indication for wine
Last updated 04 Aug 2020

The Geographical Indications Committee (GIC) has decided not to make a final determination of Wilyabrup as a Geographical Indication (GI).

Australia’s 2020 winegrape crush: constrained quantity and high quality support value growth for the sector
Last updated 07 Jul 2020

The Australian winegrape crush in 2020 was 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of over 1 billion litres of wine, according to the National Vintage Report 2020 released today by Wine Australia.

Investing for the grape and wine sector’s success
Last updated 30 Jun 2020

Wine Australia today released its new five-year Strategic Plan 2020–25 and its Annual Operational Plan 2020–21.

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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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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.

Vintage 2020: quantity constrained but value continues to grow
Last updated 07 Jul 2020

The 2020 Australian winegrape crush is estimated to be 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of approximately 1 billion litres of wine. While the crush was the smallest in more than 10 years, it was not as low as had been widely speculated.

How COVID-19 is changing Australia’s domestic wine market
Last updated 19 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the Australian wine market and Australian wine producers. This week’s Market Bulletin provides an update on the latest data and how Australian wine consumers’ behaviours and attitudes have changed.

Domestic impact of COVID-19 and how wine businesses are adapting
Last updated 07 Apr 2020

This week’s market bulletin looks at the effect of COVID-19 on Australian wine business operations, summarises the impact so far on the domestic wine market, and gives some ideas and examples of how businesses can respond effectively to the current challenges

Value continues to grow in Australia's domestic wine market
Last updated 10 Mar 2020

The latest retail data from IRI MarketEdge indicates that while the volume of wine sold in the Australian off-trade market has declined over the past two years, value has increased. In other words, while Australians are consuming less, they are spending more.

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