The success of the Australian wine sector is underpinned by its vineyard base and the profitable production of wine grapes each year. This section includes a number of reports related to the supply of wine grapes – including vineyard plantings, grape crush and wine grape pricing by region and variety. Go straight to report listing
Australia’s wine grape production is around 1.75 m tonnes per year, from a vineyard base of 146,000 hectares spread over 65 wine growing regions. Wine grape prices are affected by export demand, available supply and global wine production.
Summary of reports
The National Vineyard Scan reports the total current vineyard area in Australia by GI region and state. The latest scan results are for 2018.
The National Vintage report provides details of the Australian winegrape crush for the latest vintage at a national, state and regional level, as well as winegrape prices paid by variety and region.
There are also price dispersion reports for the past 10 vintages that allow analysis of grape prices in more detail for each variety and region – including the distribution of purchases across a number of price bands. These reports can be found on the National Vintage Report page.
Regional snapshots report total area, top planted varieties, latest crush and export figures for the largest 30 GI regions. There are also maps of each region showing the location of vineyards (taken from the National Vineyard scan).
Varietal snapshots report the total planted area, top regions, latest crush and export figures for the top 30 white and red varieties grown in Australia.
The Global Supply Monitor provides half-yearly updates on the global winegrape harvest for the latest vintage and corresponding global wine consumption (demand) to give an analysis of the global supply-demand position. The information is obtained from the OIV World Vitiviniculture reports.
For a historical perspective on global winegrape supply, the Historical Global Winegrape Compendium and Database provides details of winegrape plantings across all countries in the world by variety (1990 – 2010).
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Bulk wine market update Latest update: 13 Jan 2021
The bulk wine update provides grapegrowers and winemakers with an indication of supply and demand for commercial wine on the global market and the competitiveness of Australian wine. View more
Global wine supply monitor Latest update: 08 Dec 2020
The global wine supply monitor offers a snapshot of global wine production, including historical volumes for the top eight producing countries, as well as analysis on this year’s vintage.
Historical global winegrape compendium and database Latest update: 21 Sep 2020
A comprehensive global record of bearing area of all winegrapes by variety and region (hence country) for the years 2000 and 2010 View more
Regional snapshots Latest update: 29 Jul 2020
Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles of individual Australian wine regions and provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, winegrape price and export sales data for wine from the region, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia. View more
National Vintage Report Latest update: 07 Jul 2020
The national vintage report provides insights and trend analysis on the Australian wine vintage by providing an estimate of the total crush and calculated average prices paid for purchased grapes by region and variety. View more
National Vineyard Scan Latest update: 29 Jan 2020
The National Vineyard Scan is part of a project funded by Wine Australia to geolocate all winegrape vineyards in Australia, using a computer algorithm to scan aerial imagery and detect vineyards without human intervention. The project has been undertaken by Consilium Technology on behalf of Wine Australia and will be repeated for three years from 2018-2020. View more
Varietal snapshots - wine grape types Latest update: 01 Feb 2019
One-page profiles of Australian winegrape varieties with at-a-glance summary statistics on: major wine regions, total planted area, price and sales data for the variety compared with other varieties. View more
Australian Vineyards Snapshot Latest update: 22 Dec 2015
The Australian Vineyards Snapshot provides a high-level overview of Australia’s vineyard plantings, based on the viticultural information gained by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Vineyards 2015 data collection. View more