‘Growing Wine Tourism’ wins at Wine Industry IMPACT Awards
Last updated 18 Oct 2019

The team behind Wine Australia’s Growing Wine Tourism program has won a Wine Industry IMPACT Award for building the capability and competitiveness of Australian wine producers.

$45.5 billion contribution supports healthy regions and jobs
Last updated 16 Oct 2019

Australia’s grapegrowers, winemakers and wine tourism operators contribute $45.5 billion to the Australian economy and the sector supports 163,790 direct and indirect full- and part-time jobs, according to an independent economic report produced by AgEconPlus released today by Wine Australia.

Direct-to-consumer wine sales grow 9 per cent to reach $1 billion
Last updated 08 Oct 2019

DTC accounted for an estimated 17 per cent of total Australian wine sales value, significantly over-indexing in value compared with its volume share of 3 per cent, according to the Cellar Door and Direct-to-Consumer report 2019, published today by Wine Australia.

Growing Wine Exports workshops are Tasmania-bound
Last updated 27 Sep 2019

Tasmanian wine businesses looking to grow their wine exports are being offered new tools, insights and strategies to solidify wine sales in target markets.

Australian Government grants help promote Barossa wine at home and abroad
Last updated 25 Sep 2019

The Barossa wine community has shared in more than $470,000 in Australian Government grants to promote Barossa wine in China and USA markets and attract more international tourists to their wine region.

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Cover crops – get it right, and reap the benefits
Last updated 11 Oct 2019

The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found.

Time to pair Bobal with your beef?
Last updated 11 Oct 2019

Will Plyto, Limniona, Bobal and Areni grape varieties one day take their place alongside Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the typical Australian vineyard?

New plant surveillance tech trial in the Barossa
Last updated 11 Oct 2019

A national multi-agricultural industry surveillance initiative called iMapPESTS is developing novel airborne surveillance and diagnostics technologies to speed up detection and reporting of important pests and diseases within regions.

Bugs on the menu for Murray Valley growers
Last updated 11 Oct 2019

Recent research suggests that natural biological control and the use of locally adapted native insectary plants can potentially provide sustainable solutions for grapegrowers.

Inca Lee – Australian Women in Wine Awards Researcher/Innovator of the Year 2019
Last updated 11 Oct 2019

The Australian Women in Wine Awards Researcher/Innovator of the Year award celebrates the women who are breaking new ground for wine production both in Australia and around the world.

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Realising the potential of the direct-to-consumer channel
Last updated 08 Oct 2019

Wine businesses are increasingly recognising the value of direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine sales, with this channel reaching an estimated $1 billion in 2018–19, driven by year-on-year value growth of 9 per cent.

International competition growing in Australia’s domestic market
Last updated 01 Oct 2019

Australian consumers are reasonably patriotic in their wine choices, with 82 per cent of wine consumed in Australia coming from Australian wine brands. However, wine imports from international competitors are on the rise. The volume of imported wine entering Australia hit 100 million litres for the first time in 2018–19.

Australian Cabernet insights for #CabernetDay
Last updated 29 Aug 2019

Depending on your time zone, today or tomorrow is International Cabernet Day (#CabernetDay), and Australians have reason to celebrate. 

Prosecco – a rising white grape in Australia
Last updated 20 Aug 2019

Prosecco is on the rise in Australia. The 2019 National Vintage Report released in July highlights the growth in production of Prosecco grapes in Australia as the sector responds to increased demand for Prosecco wines.

The direct route to increasing profitability
Last updated 06 Aug 2019

Australia exports around two-thirds of its wine production and most of the remaining one-third is sold in the domestic market through alcohol retailers. Wine sold directly to consumers only makes up around 10 per cent of the total volume of domestic sales; however, this statistic does not do justice to the value and profitability of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales channel.

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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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