Category: Australia

South Australia’s Harbour Bottling enters new export markets

A few years ago Harbour Bottling in South Australia had just one export destination, China; now it also ships to India, the United Kingdom, and Canada too. Harbour Bottling director Wayne Chao says this is a clear indication of the growing taste of South Australian wine overseas. According to Wine Australia’s export statistics of the […]

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EU and Australia lock horns over Prosecco name rights

European trade officials are locked in a fight about whether Australian producers can keep using product names like ‘prosecco’ and ‘feta’. An EU proposal would force Australian producers to use names such as ‘feta-like’ ‘prosecco-like’ to meet demands from Greece and Italy that any new trade deal must guarantee exclusive naming rights to certain local […]

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The Winemakers of Rutherglen appoint first ever independent chair

The Winemakers of Rutherglen has welcomed its first ever independent chairperson to its organisation. As part of the organisation’s growth strategy and to help support business development, innovation and collaboration between the 19 member wineries, Winemakers of Rutherglen welcomed Chris Gillard into the position of independent chairperson in December. The Winemakers of Rutherglen has been […]

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Ian Cocks memorial trust wine research scholarship: applications open now

Applications opened this week for the Ian Cocks memorial trust wine research scholarship, named in memory of Ian Campbell Cocks for his significant contributions to South Australian tourism and the wine industry. This scholarship aims to foster innovation in the wine industry through research in the wine-related teaching and research disciplines and areas such as […]

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2019 Export Ready program for South Australian businesses

Business SA’s Export Ready is developed for South Australian businesses who are new to export, or those who are already exporting and want to take a more strategic approach. The program includes six full-day workshop sessions, mentoring sessions, and professional support. The program intakes are in February and April. Click here for more information. Source: […]

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Korea gives green light on exports from fruit fly free Northern Tasmania

Korea is the first country to green light exports from Northern Tasmania following the outbreak of Queensland (Q) Fruit Fly last year. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Senator for Tasmania Steve Martin welcomed the news as a positive step forward for Tasmanian farmers. “This means Tasmanian farmers can now export fruit to Korea, a […]

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Australian Grape and Wine reveals its grapegrowing representative board members

The newly created Australian Grape & Wine has announced the grapegrowing representatives for its new board. Australian Grape & Wine draws together expertise from the entire value chain via 4 committees – large winemakers, medium winemakers, small winemakers and vignerons. Each committee contributes 4 Directors to the new board for an initial term of one […]

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International trophy win for Calabria’s Nero D’avola

Australian vintners, Calabria Family Wines is celebrating a recent trophy win from the 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition, where its 2017 Calabria Private Bin Nero D’Avola scored a ‘double gold medal’ and went on to take out the ‘best Nero D’Avola in show’ award. The largest international wine competition in America, the San Francisco […]

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2019 International Sommeliers Competition open now

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Australia invites young Australian-based sommeliers to compete in the 2019 International Young Sommeliers Competition. The annual competition offers young sommeliers the opportunity to present their skills and “savoir-faire” under highly competitive and intense testing conditions at the national and international levels. It promotes their expertise and provides them with help, encouragement […]

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The promising future of Bathurst wine

Did you know that the Bathurst wine region predates the famous Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley wine regions? The future of Bathurst’s wine is promising according to Mike Burleigh, who owns one of the largest vineyard in the district, Winburndale Wines, with his wife, Helen. “The Bathurst region is on the cusp of a great […]

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Australia’s impressive performance and recent market trends in the UK

The United Kingdom is the sixth largest wine market globally, consuming 138 million 9-litre cases of wine in 2017, which is nearly all imported. The total wine market declined by 2 per cent in volume and 1% in value. Australia is the number one country of origin for wine, and the UK is Australia’s number […]

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Treasury Wine Estates announced as official wine supplier for Australian Open 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has been announced as the official wine supplier for Australian Open 2019. TWE will supply a range of premium Australian wines to many of the restaurants and food outlets across Melbourne Park, with a special showcase within the vineyard precinct at Grand Slam Oval. “We are delighted to announce Treasury Wine […]

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Are Australia and New Zealand competing for harvest workers?

The CEO of Horticulture NZ believes Australia and New Zealand are competing for harvest workers. Mike Chapman writes, “Australia and New Zealand are facing the same problem: we are both very short of workers for harvesting fruit and vegetables. This issue will not go away in the immediate or medium-term future and it will require […]

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Pilbara residents respond to alcohol ban

Yesterday Daily Wine News reported on the booze ban in Western Australia’s mining town Pilbara in an attempt to minimise alcohol related harm. Local residents have responded to the new restrictions; one local claimed the ban of certain alcohol on Sundays unfairly affects workers who have their day off on Sunday and it’s the only […]

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Riverina heatwave could cause grapes to shrivel, delaying wine production

Riverina’s current heatwave is causing concerns for local wine producers, as the area experiences its second week of temperatures above 40 degrees. Vineyards in South Australia,  Victoria, and the NSW Hunter Valley have already experienced crop failures due to grape shrivel and sunburn. Tim McMullen, managing director of Borambola Wines, outlined, “when it gets so hot, the […]

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A festival celebrating female winemakers, brewers and distillers is coming to Sydney

Wine retailer Cellarmasters and liquor retailer BWS have joined forces to create Australia’s first drinks festival with an all-female lineup, to take place on International Women’s Day. The inaugural Meet the Makers: Women in Beer, Wine & Spirits is taking place in Sydney, and drinks lovers can meet some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top […]

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