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Grapegrowers urged to quit

By ALEXANDRA LASKIE Source: The Weekly Times Red winegrape growers are being urged to consider pulling out their grapes as the industry battles plummeting prices, a glut of wine and soaring farm input costs. Warmer, inland regions are at the epicentre of what is shaping up to be a major downturn in the industry, with […]

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SA wine businesses requested to respond to annual wine survey

Bentleys SA and the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) have called on the state’s wine operators to complete the 6th annual SA Wine Industry Survey. The survey is now open for three weeks, closing on Monday 8 August, to collect the opinions and experiences of wine industry operators in South Australia. The survey is […]

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Nation’s finest put to the test at 2022 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

Sydney is host to some of Australia’s finest wines this week, as one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious wine competitions, the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show, gets underway at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Kicking-off yesterday, the four-day competition will welcome over 1,800 of the country’s best wines, to be swirled, sniffed, tasted, […]

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Victoria welcomes 2022 Wine Industry Impact Conference

Wine industry leaders, business owners and their teams, suppliers, and stakeholders, will head to Bendigo, Victoria this October for the third Wine Industry IMPACT Conference (WIIC). Presented by Wine Industry Suppliers Association, the national wine business conference will be held at All Seasons Resort Hotel in Bendigo from 10-11 October. At a time when independent […]

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Wine exports continue anticipated decline as challenging market conditions persist

Australian wine exports declined by 10 per cent in volume to 625 million litres and 19 per cent in value to $2.08 billion in the year ended 30 June 2022, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report released today. The decline in volume and value was not unexpected, as it was largely the result of […]

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PACKWINE Design Awards now open for entries: Does your wine packaging have what it takes to win in 2022?

When it comes to design, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and wine producers know that standing out in the market can lead to sales success. After huge success in its inaugural year, the PACKWINE Design Awards are back in 2022 to recognise the best of the best product designs in the wine […]

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Industry bodies welcome funding to improve winegrape price transparency

Wine industry organisations say funding secured from the Federal Government to build an online winegrape price indicator platform, aimed at improving market transparency and informing business decision-making, is a win for the sector. The $989,000 grant was announced by the Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, at a press conference in Canberra yesterday Once developed, the […]

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The world is his oyster: Rhys Hall wins NZ’s 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year

Young Vit Rhys Hall has won 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year and is the third viticulturist in a row to win the competition. Rhys is assistant vineyard manager of Indevin’s Bankhouse Vineyard and the 2020 Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year. He represented viticulture and the wine industry in the latest Young Hort competition, […]

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Applications for the ASVO Scholarship to attend the AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course now open

The ASVO says it is pleased to announce that applications for the ASVO scholarship to attend the AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course (AVC) have opened this week. The Scholarship is part of the highly valued ASVO Awards for Excellence program which has attracted a high calibre of entrants and is now recognised within the industry as […]

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Bumper harvest underway on Qld Granite Belt as vines recover from drought

Generational growers at Ballandean Estate, Queensland’s oldest family-owned and operated winery, are hailing vintage 2022 right on track to make up for years of drought, bushfire and hail. “We’ve had the wettest year in over 30 years on the Granite Belt. Combining that with an exceptionally cool spring and summer is delivering an abundance of […]

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Nominations now open for the 2022 ASVO Scholarship to attend AWAC

The 2022 ASVO Scholarship to attend the Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) applications have opened this week. The ASVO Scholarship is a nationally competitive scholarship which offers high-achieving individuals an opportunity to undertake professional development in wine assessment. The ASVO Scholarship is part of the highly valued ASVO Awards for Excellence program which has attracted […]

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