$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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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.

What’s your tolerance? Label alcohol tolerance by market
Last updated 25 Jun 2019

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

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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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.

Navigating COVID-19 insights for Australian wine
Last updated 14 Jul 2020

With each new day of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more information is published on its impacts in our communities and around the world. A substantial amount of information has also been published about the impacts the pandemic has had on wine, the drinks markets and consumer behaviour.

Global consumer trends in the short term
Last updated 23 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer purchase behaviour – including the purchasing of wine. But how long are these changes expected to last?

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