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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China Roadshow: Fast facts on Shenyang, Jinan, Wuhan and Shanghai
Last updated 05 Jun 2018

The China Roadshow has been an annual activity hosted by Wine Australia since 2012. The tour visits one tier one city and three from lower tier cities (how tiers are distinguished).

Chengdu shows gastronomical potential
Last updated 20 Mar 2018

Mainland China is Australia’s largest destination for wine exports with shipments valued at $850 million in 2017.

Greater China – opportunity for Chardonnay?
Last updated 03 Oct 2017

Historically, white wine has had very little presence in China. However, the latest export figures and consumer research shows that white wine is gaining traction in China, presenting growth opportunities for Australia’s major white variety, Chardonnay.

Can the wine sector learn from Starbucks?
Last updated 22 Aug 2017

To help understand the opportunity for Australian wine in mainland China, this week’s Market Bulletin looks at data from the multi-national chain Starbucks. Coffee is a complementary good to wine, as it shares consumers and attributes. Therefore, where Starbucks operates, wine consumers should also be present.

Key trends in the evolving Chinese wine market
Last updated 11 Jul 2017

Mainland China is one of the world’s largest markets for imported wine. With a population of 1.38 billion, a burgeoning middle class and modernising consumers, it presents enormous opportunities for Australian wine brands and businesses. 

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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.