Wine Australia thanks outgoing marketing GM Stuart Barclay
Last updated 18 Oct 2021

The Wine Australia Board today thanked the General Manager of Marketing Stuart Barclay for his instrumental role in leading Wine Australia’s global marketing strategy over the past seven years.

Direct-to-consumer wine sales adapt to COVID-19 business conditions
Last updated 07 Oct 2021

Australian wine direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales in 2020–21 are reported to have grown by 17 per cent in value and 14 per cent in volume, compared with the previous financial year, outperforming other sales channels according to Wine Australia’s Wine Direct-to-Consumer Survey Report 2021 released today.

Australia’s knowledge and response to grapevine phylloxera is evolving
Last updated 22 Sep 2021

An Agriculture Victoria research project studying phylloxera has revealed new ways to improve detection and management of the destructive grapevine pest. Over the past three years, a $1.5 million project co-funded with Wine Australia has delivered a new portable technology for rapid identification of phylloxera in the field, new knowledge in assisting screening of rootstock resistance, and new disinfestation practices to help prevent the pest from spreading.

UK exports strong in wake of China tariffs
Last updated 21 Jul 2021

Australian wine exports during 2020–21 declined by 10 per cent in value to $2.56 billion, compared with the previous financial year, while export volume declined by 5 per cent in volume to 695 million litres (77 million 9-litre case equivalents), according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report released today.

Wine sector rebounds with ‘unicorn’ vintage in 2021
Last updated 06 Jul 2021

The Australian wine sector has rebounded from two successive small vintages to produce a record crop of 2.03 million tonnes in 2021, after a season characterised by near-perfect growing and ripening conditions across most states and regions, according to the National Vintage Report 2021 released today by Wine Australia.

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What’s your tolerance? Label alcohol tolerance by market
Last updated 17 May 2021

A summary of the current alcohol statement information for 33 plus countries that Wine Australia publishes Export Market Guides for.

Market access updates – April 2020
Last updated 30 Apr 2020

A significant number of additives and processing aids commonly used in winemaking are a step closer to being authorised for use in wine destined for the Japanese market. Our latest update provides further details on the changes and on recent updates to our Export Market Guides for Russia and the European Union.

Update on certification requirements for Thailand and Brazil
Last updated 27 Feb 2020

We have previously alerted exporters to new chemical analysis requirements in order to send wine to Thailand and Brazil. The new certification requirements are now in force and there have been some important developments since our last update.

Demonstrate the quality and sustainability of your wines through the BRIT Award
Last updated 12 Jul 2019

Applications are open for the international award for excellence in sustainable winegrowing – the BRIT Award.

Thailand and Brazil chemical analysis certificates
Last updated 03 Apr 2019

In the last edition of Exporter News we noted the imminent introduction of a chemical analysis certificate to accompany wines exported to Thailand. This edition, we provide an update on the proposal and a new format for chemical analysis certification for wines to Brazil.

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Value of Australian wine exports grows
Last updated 28 Oct 2020

In the 12 months ended September 2020, the value of Australian wine exports increased by 4 per cent to $2.998 billion while volume declined by 0.4 per cent to 771 million litres (85.7 million cases). The average value of exports increased by 4 per cent to $3.89 per litre.

The latest insights for Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Last updated 25 Aug 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most planted winegrape variety and it is celebrated around the globe on 3 September with International Cabernet Sauvignon Day. 

Growth in online sales likely to be legacy of COVID-19
Last updated 11 Aug 2020

There is considerable uncertainty surrounding the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic in health and economic terms. However, there are some clear trends emerging and what is certain is that businesses will need to be agile and responsive to survive and prosper in this environment.

Australian wine exports persevere through short supply and COVID-19 challenges
Last updated 04 Aug 2020

Wine Australia’s Export Report for the year ended June 2020 shows that despite short supply and COVID-19 restrictions, Australian wine exports experienced only a small decrease in value of 1 per cent to $2.84 billion in 2019–20.

The global wine market: what are conditions like for Australian winemakers now compared with last year?
Last updated 28 Jul 2020

July is the month when the export of current vintage Australian wine tends to start in earnest. This week’s Market Bulletin looks at how conditions on the global bulk wine market in mid-2020 compare with last year.

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