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News posted on Monday, 10 April 2006

Number of Australian wine producers surpasses 2000
The number of Australian wine producers continue to grow despite concerns of an over supply of grapes and an ever increasing amount of unsold wine in inventory. There are now more than 2000 wine producing companies in Australia according to the 24th annual Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory recently published by Winetitles.

$10,000 scholarships on offer for young rural people
The Australian Government is offering scholarships worth up to $10,000 to help boost the business, leadership and corporate governance skills of young rural people, the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Sussan Ley, announced.

Vineyards under threat
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has identified a number of exotic diseases, which could attack local vineyards.

Wines win at Games sponsorship
De Bortoli Wines has declared its sponsorship as major wine provided to the Commonwealth Games a winner, not only for the winery, but for the Yarra Valley as a wine and tourist destination.

Westend Estate honoured
Westend Estate has been honoured by the British public at the London Sunday Times Wine Club wine show held in London recently, presided over by world famous man of wine Mr Hugh Johnson.

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