The Australian Wine Sector at a glance is a one-page overview of the Australian wine sector. It provides a convenient summary of the latest summary statistics for journalists, educators, students and government as well as importers of wine, cellar door sales personnel and others looking to provide an overview of the sector.
Statistics covered include:
- Total vineyard area in Australia and top five varieties
- Total winegrape crush by state
- Total wine production by colour
- Australian wine exports by volume, value and major destination
- Domestic wine sales by source (local vs imported) and top varietals
- Wine business statistics including employment figures and number of grapegrowing and winemaking businesses.
Report summary - 2019-20
The total vineyard area in Australia in 2020 is estimated to be 146,244 ha, of which South Australia accounted for 52%, New South Wales 24% and Victoria 15%.
The total winegrape crush in 2020 was 1.52 million tonnes, of which Shiraz accounted for 30% and Chardonnay 19%.
Australia exported 729 million litres of wine in 2019-20, valued at $2.8 billion (FOB). The top destination market was mainland China, accounting for 39% of the exports by value. On the domestic market, Australian wine is estimated to account for 494 million litres, making up 82% of the total sales volume in 2019-20.
There are estimated to be 2361 wineries and 6251 grapegrowers employing 163,790 full and part-time employees across 65 winegrowing regions in Australia, contributing over $45 billion annually to the Australian economy.
See also the National Vintage Report and the Australian Wine Production Sales and Inventory Report.
About the sources
This report is derived from a number of sources which provide data to the Australian wine sector.
- The total area of vineyards is provided by the National Vineyard scan.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides the vineyard area by variety data. Historical reports are available on their website.
- The latest crush data has been sourced from the Wine Australia National Vintage Survey.
- Production and domestic sales has been collected by Wine Australia in the annual Production, Inventory and Sales Survey.
- The export data is sourced from the Wine Australia Export Approvals Database. More information on exports can be found here.