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News posted on Monday, 14 January 2008
Oatley family roll out wine investments
One of regional Australia’s most successful business families – the Oatleys, mark their first year in the business of selling Oatley wines; with a 10 million dollar upgrade to their winemaking capabilities in Mudgee, New South Wales.
Grape pest detected in Victoria
The Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have advised that grape phylloxera, an aphid that lives on the roots of grapevines, has been detected at a vineyard near the Macedon Ranges, north-west of Melbourne.
Brown Brothers' IT system is best when conservatively tended
Like wine, technology matures with age and should be plied for its subtleties. Changing the blend for change's sake is unwise. At least that has been the IT philosophy at Brown Brothers, which has had one enterprise software supplier for eight years.
Grapegrower & Winemaker January issue out now
As industry heads towards the 2008 harvest Grapegrower & Winemaker examines the industry report card as delivered in Melbourne late last year.