Area under vines by state

Table 1. Australian winegrape intake by major varieties

Variety

2015

2016

% change in volume

% change in average price

Red Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon 209,588 255,074 22 17
Grenache 12,614 13,235 5 23
Merlot 107,280 111,959 4 4
Petit Verdot 20,861 20,299 -3 2
Pinot Noir 43,488 47,860 10 4
Ruby Cabernet 12,073 14,635 21 11
Shiraz 391,649 430,185 10 14
Other red 54,913 42,219 -23 n/a
Total Red Varieties 852,466 935,466 10 13
White Grapes
Chardonnay 376,339 406,028 8 21
Colombard 63,093 53,576 -15 5
Muscat Gordo Blanco 55,303 56,710 3 -7
Pinot Gris & Pinot Grigio 74,867 73,372 -2 4
Riesling 26,735 28,244 6 0
Sauvignon Blanc 89,125 100,769 13 8
Semillon 66,572 64,066 -4 11
Traminer 12,484 14,219 14 -1
Verdelho 10,304 11,005 7 1
Other white 75,919 63,752 -16 n/a
Total White Varieties  850,741 871,741 2 12
Total All Varieties 1,702,811 1,807,207 6 14

Source: Winemakers™ Federation of Australia Vintage Report (October 2016)

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