Category: Australia

Calabria-McWilliam’s deal complete

Calabria Family Wines has completed its acquisition of iconic Riverina wine producer McWilliam’s Wines.

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Seppelt celebrating 170 years

This year, Seppelt is marks its 170th anniversary of wine production, and is launching its 2021 Luxury Collection to celebrate.

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China’s ‘unconscionable’ trade sanctions warrant action, PM says

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government will ask the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to resolve its wine-tariff trade dispute with China, but any road through the WTO could be riddled with difficulties

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$400K of Penfolds Grange allegedly seized as part of Operation Ironside

Members of the South Australia Police conducted a large number of searches upon residential and business premises across South Australia. The raids were part of a long term investigation into serious organised crime, with the focus being the Comanchero Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang (OMCG). The SAPOL investigation was part of Operation Ironside, which is a […]

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TWE to drive robotic innovation in agriculture

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its duo-partnership with The Yield Technology Solutions and Yamaha Motor Co. to optimise yield prediction in wine grapes and to improve autonomous crop spraying with the use of robots.

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Adelaide Hills Wine Region partners with local agencies for creative and PR

Membership organisation, Adelaide Hills Wine Region (AHWR) has appointed two new Adelaide specialists as its design and PR partners: Culture Crop and VEPR. The new appointments come as new executive officer, Fiona LeSage continues to strategically drive the industry body forward and raise the profile of the wine region amongst consumers, trade and stakeholders, locally […]

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AFR: Wine companies face biggest battle after China hit

It took 15 years for Australia’s wine producers to build up a $1.3 billion export business to China – and the stroke of a pen late last year by the Chinese government to destroy it. According to the Australian Financial Review (AFR), the wine sector – including the big-selling Penfolds brand owned by Treasury Wine […]

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Central Victorian wine tour companies hurt by coronavirus restrictions

Winemakers and tour companies across the region are feeling the pinch as COVID-19 restrictions continue to prohibit them from trading. For Heathcote Grape Escape Tours it had been a hard few weeks of constant cancellations, little business and no government assistance.

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A brief guide to the US’s three-tier system

Exports of Australian wine to the United States of America (US) are growing by value, with 4 per cent growth in the year ended March 2021. There are opportunities for Australian wine exports to continue to grow. However, the market is difficult to navigate. Wine Australia explores the nuances of accessing the US market.

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International webinar to promote Australian concept of climate crisis mitigation

The Porto Protocol is an international, non-profit Foundation, created to foster climate change solutions for the wine industry. Information exchange is a major mission, and Climate Talks (webinars) are a major focus, with large international audiences. An upcoming 60-minute webinar with the title “Mitigating Carbon throughout the Wine Value Chain” has been organised by Richard […]

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Tax on Australian wines edges up Chile

China’s punitive tariffs on Australian wines of up to 218% have wiped out Australian exporters but edged up Chilean wineries, as the South American country reports surging exports to China, its current biggest export market by value.

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ABC: How Beijing shot itself in the foot with its trade war with Australia

What’s that old saying? Never start a war unless you know you can win. Which brings us nicely to the topic of China and its rapidly deteriorating relationship with Australia. Much to the chagrin of the Beijing bureaucracy, Australian trade is booming, driving a rapid turnaround from the COVID-inspired crunch that crippled the global economy […]

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ANAO assessment of the DAWE’s response to biosecurity non-compliance

The ANAO has completed an audit to assess the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s effectiveness in responding to non-compliance with biosecurity requirements. The department agreed to all eight recommendations in the ANAO report. Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Andrew Tongue, said the report identified timely recommendations […]

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Tasmanian winemaking facilities go from bust to boom as growers push for local bottling

The demand for Tasmanian winemaking facilities is rising strongly as new plantings increase and more grapes are grown each year. It was only a couple of years ago when the biggest commercial winemaking facility in the state, at Cambridge, was placed into liquidation after losing millions of dollars.

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Chinese tariffs put pause on vineyard expansion

Huge tariffs imposed by China on major Australian winemakers including Penfolds producer Treasury Wine Estates have put the brakes on vineyard expansion activity and could affect values too, according to agents and valuers.

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[yellow tail] launches lower alcohol wines in Australia

[yellow tail] wine has launched a new lighter in alcohol wine range in Australia. [yellow tail] PURE BRIGHT has been crafted to offer wine consumers a lighter in alcohol alternative wine choice, without sacrificing on quality and flavour. The new range will launch with two varietals [yellow tail] PURE BRIGHT Pinot Noir and [yellow tail] […]

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