Category: Australia

Australian wine continues to be the flavour of international markets

Australian wine exports continue to experience strong growth in both value and volume, with an increase of 11 per cent in value to $2.71 billion and 5 per cent in volume to 842 million litres (or 94 million 9-litre case equivalents) for the year ended 30 September 2018. Shipments of bottled wine increased by 8 […]

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New Food Agility Project first in Australia to study natural capital accounting in the viticulture industry

A new Food Agility project aims to help grapegrowers with sustainable practices get better access to finance and to future-proof their businesses from environmental events like drought. The project is a Food Agility Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) partnership involving the National Australia Bank (NAB), Australia’s single largest agribusiness financier, the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) […]

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Barossa Vintage Festival support grows from sponsors and partners

Supporters and local partners are ensuring Barossa’s iconic Vintage Festival continues to be celebrated in 2019. Tourism Barossa welcomes Barossa Grape and Wine Association, the South Australia Government and South Australian Tourism Commission, Cellarmasters, The Co-op, and The Barossa Council as major festival partners. 2019 festival presenting partners include Peter Lehmann Wines, Tim Smith Wines, and Seppeltsfield. Source: Barossa […]

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Yangarra Estate releases new heat resilient white blend

Yangarra Estate has released an Australian first: a blend of heat-resilient white varieties sourced in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and grown on newly planted cuttings in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Yangarra Estate winemaker Peter Fraser said: “The wine is the result of years of research and quarantine of the best white varieties of the ancient north-west Mediterranean wine […]

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Tasting set to begin at the Victorian Wine Show

Almost 770 wines from 130 wineries from across Victoria will be put before a panel of expert judges at next week’s 2018 Victorian Wine Show. “The Victorian Wine Show is the largest gathering of Victorian wines at any show, and we are really proud to showcase the talents of winemakers from 22 distinct wine growing districts,” […]

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Final day to register for Nebbiolo tasting

Today is the final day for Australian wineries to register their interest in a forthcoming tasting of Nebbiolo by the Wine & Viticulture Journal (WVJ). It’s been more than a decade since the WVJ last tasted Australian Nebbiolos, with the latest tasting to include some aged styles. Australian producers of Nebbiolo are invited to enter […]

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Grapegrower & Winemaker and Wine and Viticulture Journal finalists for Best Wine Publication (Technical & Trade) in Wine Communicators of Australia 2018 awards

Yesterday the Wine Communicators of Australia announced the finalists for their 2018 Wine Communicator Awards. For the category ‘Best Wine Publication (Technical & Trade)’, two Winetitles Media productions were named finalists: the Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine, and the Wine and Viticulture Journal. The Winetitles team offer congratulations to fellow finalist Wine […]

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Latest issue of Grapegrower & Winemaker out now

Following on the heels of last week’s inaugural Wine Industry Impact Conference on the direct to consumer (DtC) market, the October issue of the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker is now out with its own focus on this sales channel. The issue features some of the preliminary findings from the recent survey by […]

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And the winners are…. Australian wine industry suppliers make an impact

Eight enterprising suppliers to Australia’s wine industry have been acknowledged in the 2018 Wine Industry IMPACT Awards held in Adelaide last Thursday (18 October). An initiative of Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA), the awards, which were attended by more than 400 members of the industry from around the nation, celebrate the achievements of businesses that […]

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Australia’s Geographical Indications Committee makes interim determination of Italian GI Avola

The Australian body charged with considering applications for the registration of new local and foreign geographical indications (GI), the Geographical Indications Committee (GIC), has made an interim determination for the Italian GI Avola. If approved, the term Avola will be entered in the Register of Geographical Indications and Other Terms which contains a list of […]

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Jeni Port named Wine Communicators of Australia 2018 Victorian Legend of the Vine

Jeni Port, one of the nation’s most respected wine connoisseurs and communicators, has been named the 2018 Wine Communicators of Australia’s Legend of the Vine in Victoria. The title recognises her expertise and valuable contribution to the Australian wine industry. “Throughout her journalistic career, Jeni has demonstrated undeniable passion and commitment to the Australian wine […]

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Stuart McGrath-Kerr wins 2017 Graham Gregory Award for contributions to NSW wine industry

Stuart McGrath-Kerr has been awarded the 2017 Graham Gregory (GG) Award for outstanding contributions to the NSW wine industry. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) group director plant systems Dr Alison Bowman said McGrath-Kerr had been involved in the wine and viticulture industry since 1987. “This award recognises areas such as leadership, research and development, […]

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Old Paddock wins ‘2018 New South Wales Wine of the Year’

Mount Pleasant Wines 2017 Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz was named 2018 New South Wales Wine of the Year, receiving the NSW Governor’s trophy for Best in Show, at the recent 2018 NSW Wine Awards. “This is a wine of impeccable pedigree, purity and balance and one that highlights what the Hunter Valley does best […]

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2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge: USA wine takes out top award

The top award at the 19th annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge – has been won by US winery Black Star Farms with its 2017 Black Star Farms Arcturos Dry Riesling. The wine was also named Best Dry Riesling and Best American Riesling. Black Star Farms is located on […]

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Wine Australia’s survey of Australian cellar doors results: direct wine sales success

Yesterday Wine Australia released the first findings of the survey it conducted with 180 wine companies following the 2017/18 financial year. Launched at the inaugural Wine Industry Suppliers Australia IMPACT Conference in Adelaide, the survey shows cellar doors are the driving force behind direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales in Australia, accounting for 44% of DTC revenue ahead of wine […]

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2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards trophy winners announced

Winemakers across the country are celebrating after the trophy winning wines at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) were announced at a presentation dinner on Thursday 18 October. The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine, recognised as Australia’s most coveted wine trophy, was awarded to Margaret River winery Xanadu Wines for its 2016 Xanadu Cabernet […]

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