Category: Australia

AFR: Accolade’s South Australian wineries hit the market

One of Australia’s largest wine companies, Accolade Wines, has put two of its well-known South Australian wineries on the market after deciding to close them last year, AFR reports. The winemaker has appointed wine industry specialists Langley & Co. to sell Petaluma winery, alongside its vineyard and cellar door in the Adelaide Hills and Krondorf […]

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Sound the call: the hunt is on for the future leaders of Australian wine

Wine Australia and Australian Grape & Wine are seeking individuals with inquisitive minds to join the sector’s professional development program, Future Leaders 2021. Applications for this grape and wine sector’s leadership program opened today, which the industry bodies say will equip the next crop of leaders with the skills to find the solutions to take […]

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$2 million cash injection to boost regional economies

Wineries, boutique accommodation, a distillery expansion, a Far North micro-brewery and a houseboat build are among the latest tourism projects to benefit from the South Australian Government’s regional stimulus program. A further 12 new regional tourism development projects have been granted funding under the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourism Industry Development Fund (TIDF). This brings […]

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Australian winemaker hits her stride in heart of Burgundy

Jane Eyre readily admits that while working as a hairdresser in Melbourne over 20 years ago, “I probably drank more gin and tonic” – but a flair for coaxing top-notch wines from storied Burgundy vines has propelled her into the French wine firmament.

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TWE changing up with AI

Australia’s largest wine company, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is utilising a host of artificial intelligence and data collection technologies to better, and more efficiently, manage and maintain its vineyards.

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Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes. The crops survived, but the extreme weather last year was a reminder of how climate change can hurt a resurgent Aus$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) export industry boosted by Chinese thirst for Australian […]

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A greener wine future

Brands are getting savvier about lessening their environmental impact and giving back what they take out. Fourth Wave Wine’s Tread Softly plants a tree in Western Australia’s Yarra Yarra corridor for every dozen wines sold. They hit their initial goal of 100,000 trees in October 2020 and are now working towards 250,000.

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The rosé renaissance and the wines set to trend for 2021

Rosé remains a top tipple for many going into 2021, becoming the fastest-growing wine category in the last five years.

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Wrap up: How Australia’s tourism industry is recovering a year after the devastating bushfires

As if the coronavirus and trade dispute with China were not enough to deal with in 2020, hundreds of Australia’s winemakers were also faced with abandoning their harvests — if not due to fire damage, then because of smoke taint.

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Report: Australian wine market assessment and forecasts to 2024

ResearchandMarkets.com has released its Australian wine market and forecasts to 2024 report, which predicts the leading players are Constellation Brands, Treasury Wine Estates and Pernod Ricard. The report provides insights on high growth markets to target, trends in the usage of packaging materials, types and closures, distribution data and companies market shares.

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New chief winemaker at Howard Park

Howard Park have added rising star Nic Bowen to their winemaking team as chief winemaker, starting this upcoming vintage.

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Mt Pleasant winery: 2021 is promising to be a great vintage

Last year the Hunter’s historic Mount Pleasant winery fell victim to drought and bushfire smoke taint and produced no wine – but a year on, 2021 is promising a great vintage from its soil. Wine growing at the Pokolbin site dates back to 1880. Mount Pleasant has some of Australia’s greatest vineyards like the 32.6 […]

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Innovative digital solution launches to help wineries expand premium quality export sales

From February, New Zealand wine producers will have access to a highly innovative online wine marketplace, Wine Collective Direct, to sell their premium wine direct to overseas consumers.

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DWV dominates McLaren Vale as orders surge over holiday season

In an announcement, Digital Wine Ventures (DWV) confirmed WineDepot had shipped almost 25,000 cases in December, a significant jump from the over-10,000 cases shipped in November and a staggering 1,072% leap from December 2019. WineDepot also now services 65 of an estimated 74 cellar doors and 160 vineyards in the McLaren Vale wine region.

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Police bust biggest fake Penfolds operation in China

An inter-provincial police operation led by Guangzhou police has uncovered a network of fraudsters that have been selling counterfeit Penfolds that are estimated to worth RMB 130 million (US$20.1 million), the biggest haul of fake Penfolds yet in the country.

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ABS launches Oz tasting in absence of generic event

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) is gearing up to host its own virtual Australia portfolio tasting in light of the cancellation of the generic annual Australia tasting. Set to run 26 – 28 January, the tasting will feature around 90 wines available to taste, from 22 different varietals and 20 wineries.

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