Wine Australia suspends wine export licence
Last updated 19 Jul 2018

The Board of Wine Australia has suspended the licence to export grape products from Australia held by Dalefold Wines (Australia) Pty Ltd with immediate effect and until further notice.

Wine Australia appoints ATEC and Hydra to develop $2m capability development program
Last updated 12 Jul 2018

Wine Australia has appointed peak industry body the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and Hydra Consulting to develop its Wine Tourism and Wine Export Capability Building Programs for the wine sector.

Wine Australia to invest $67.8m in ambitious agenda for the year ahead
Last updated 10 Jul 2018

Wine Australia today released its plans for 2018–19, the fourth year of its five-year Strategic Plan 2015–2020.

Australian grape and wine tech receives $9 million partnership boost
Last updated 02 Jul 2018

Wine Australia and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) have signed a $9 million co-investment research, development and extension (RD&E) agreement to develop new technologies and provide practical information to growers and winemakers to increase profitability and competitiveness, as well as improve environmental sustainability.

Australia to host the Institute of Masters of Wine 10th international Symposium
Last updated 19 Jun 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced that Adelaide will host its next international Symposium in June 2022. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the Institute’s 9th international Symposium, ‘Living Wine’ in Logrono, Spain.

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Wine Australia launches Wine Watch
Last updated 29 Jun 2018

Wine Australia has launched the Wine Watch, a web page where people can anonymously report potential labelling or compositional breaches.

Centre makes lower alcohol a higher priority
Last updated 08 Jun 2018

The quest to find effective ways to produce lower alcohol wines has become so important that the University of Adelaide established a research centre just to focus on it.

Drones showing their value in vineyards
Last updated 08 Jun 2018

The first series of trials have been completed using an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to measure the temperature of vines, grapes, buds and the ground itself.

Frontline pest and disease management for healthy vineyards
Last updated 08 Jun 2018

The upcoming ASVO seminar presents the hot topic, 'Front-line pest and disease management for healthy vineyards', offering expert presentations and real case studies from producers to maximise the impact of control efforts and managing vineyard pests and disease.

What does the grape bring to the winery?
Last updated 08 Jun 2018

Dr Paul Boss and fellow investigators from the CSIRO and University of Adelaide have just completed a four-year project to examine the grape quality parameters that influence wine flavour and aroma.

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Australia’s red blends are made our way
Last updated 10 Jul 2018

The red blend in wine is not new and equally it is not unique to any one wine producing nation. However, there is a difference in the way that many regions approach a blended wine.

Life is a Cabernet: analysing the trends for Australia’s second most planted variety
Last updated 29 May 2018

Among the activities held during Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 will be a master class on Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon vines arrived in Australia in the mid-1800s, and over the years it has become an essential part of Australian wine heritage, both in single variety wines and classic blends.

Getting connected: search engine trends of Australian wine
Last updated 15 May 2018

The modern consumer is busy. According to the 2016 ABS Census data, 22 per cent of couple families in Australia have both partners working full-time and in another 22 per cent one partner works full-time while the other is employed part-time. This results in many families having restricted time outside of work for free time and shopping.

Global vintage update for 2018
Last updated 08 May 2018

Earlier this year, we reported that the Australian wine sector was in the strongest position for more than a decade, following its above-average harvest in 2017 in the context of historically low production globally. In this issue we report on the early indications for the 2018 harvest, both globally and at home.

Uniquely Australian: fresh, authentic, exciting – State of the Sector 2018
Last updated 13 Feb 2018

Wine Australia’s State of the Sector 2018 report is a detailed and entertaining look at the Australian wine sector, its history and evolution, current situation and future prospects.

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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.