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.

Increased protection for Australian wine brands
Last updated 01 Jul 2021

Wine Australia today launched its Export Label Image Search System (ELISS) to help Australian wine producers protect their intellectual property rights.

Meet the latest vintage of Future Leaders
Last updated 13 May 2021

Fifteen dynamic and skilled members of the Australian wine community have today joined the roll call of the grape and wine sector’s professional and personal development program, Future Leaders.

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ASVO Winemaker of the Year 2020 – Peter Leske
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

Peter Leske’s childhood reads like an excerpt from a Boy’s Own Annual. Growing up on campus at Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide – where his father Ken Leske lectured in finance – Peter had pet sheep, ‘swam’ in an old chaff bin, mucked around on the tractors, snacked on ripe sultana grapes and explored the campus’ many laboratories and classrooms with his trusty dog by his side.

Carrageenan a viable alternative to bentonite – Australian study awarded
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

A Wine Australia-funded study that found that carrageenan derived from red edible seaweed is a viable alternative to bentonite to heat stabilise white wine has won its lead author the prestigious ASVO award for Oenology Paper of the Year 2020.

Quest for a disease-resistant vineyard continues
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

Wine Australia’s Regional Program in Riverina continues its quest to determine the best grapevine cultivars with resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew for Riverina.

Apps on the move to support Murray Valley growers
Last updated 11 Dec 2020

The Murray Valley Regional Program is going hi-tech with the development of two apps to support growers.

Study on impact of elevated temperature and water deficit recognised
Last updated 11 Dec 2020

The lead author of a 2015 study, which revealed previously unknown interactions between the impact of elevated temperature and water stress on grape quality and wine composition, has been recognised with the prestigious ASVO Dr Peter May Award for 2020.

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How 2020 changed the USA wine market
Last updated 02 Mar 2021

2020 was a year unparalleled in recent history, massively shifting consumer behaviours. This Market Bulletin examines the effects on the wine market in the United States of America including total wine sales by channel, shifting demographics, domestic category versus imports and, finally, how the Australian category has fared.

Wine tourism numbers highlight COVID-19 challenges and the road forward
Last updated 24 Nov 2020

COVID-19 has brought much uncertainty when it comes to travel in 2020. With some interstate travel halted, tourism turned intrastate with locals taking the opportunity to explore their own backyards – where restrictions allowed – providing much needed relief in many regional areas.

Global packaging trends
Last updated 10 Nov 2020

In the 12 months ended September 2020, 771 million litres of Australian wine was exported to 116 destinations across the world. Of the total volume, 55 per cent was shipped unpackaged to be packaged in-market. Only 25 destinations received unpackaged Australian wine, with just over half that volume landing in the United Kingdom.

Did someone say Chardonnay?
Last updated 20 Oct 2020

Chardonnay does not always get the attention it deserves. Red wine, particularly Shiraz, has tended to dominate recent stories of Australia’s export success, while Sauvignon Blanc has overshadowed other white wines on the domestic market for many years, currently accounting for 1 in every 8 bottles of wine purchased on the Australian domestic off-trade retail market

How have wine DTC channels fared in Australia in 2019–20?
Last updated 13 Oct 2020

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales make up an estimated 17 per cent of total wine sales value, but for the majority of Australian wine businesses, which produce fewer than 20,000 cases, DTC sales account for more than 50 per cent of wine sales value and are therefore critical to their success and sustainability.

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