Category: Australian Wine Industry News

UK FTA announcement a major step in the right direction for Australia’s wine sector and British consumers

Australian Grape & Wine welcomes the announcement that Australia and the United Kingdom have reached an in-principle agreement on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement [FTA], declaring that the announcement is a key milestone on the path towards a truly liberalising agreement that will see more wine lovers in the UK enjoying Australia’s finest drops. “The […]

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Bonjour, SA! Paris Trade Office to drive SA export growth in Europe

South Australian businesses are set to grow their exports to Europe with the establishment of a trade and investment office in Paris, as part of the upcoming State Budget. The establishment of a trade and investment office on mainland Europe expands on the State Government’s election commitment to grow South Australia’s overseas trade representation across […]

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Barossa to represent Australia in second annual ‘Wine on Earth Taste-a-thon’

The Barossa Valley has announced its participation in the Wine on Earth Taste-A-Thon, a day of virtual tastings hosted by some of the world’s most renowned wine regions. The Taste-A-Thon, which will take place on Thursday 17 June, will feature tastings presented online by wine producers and trade associations from six wine regions representing eight […]

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Bec Hardy wins prestigious South Australian ’40 under 40′ award

Photo credit: Morgan Sette for Solstice Media Vigneron Bec Hardy has been announced as one of South Australia’s finest young business people at the annual ’40 under 40′ awards at a ceremony held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This programme, which is in its fourth year, recognises not only the personal determination and commercial drive […]

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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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SA wine industry secures $1 million commitment

One million dollars in South Australian Government funding will be rolled out over the next four years to support new development projects in the state’s wine industry, equating to just under $21,000 a month.

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Promising technology to combat smoke taint being developed through new partnership

Professor Kerry Wilkinson from the University of Adelaide unveiled results from a new smoke taint protection technology, developed in partnership with Peter Michael Winery, at the National Wine Sector Bushfire Conference this week.

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Smoke taint analysis and solutions the talk of the industry at the 2021 NBC

The National Wine Sector Bushfire Conference has taken place with venues in Hahndorf, Wangaratta and Sydney hosting leading industry professionals sharing their experiences, research and recommendations for dealing with smoke taint and fire damage.

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Top wine company pledges ‘net-zero’ emissions

Treasury Wine Estates has joined other corporate businesses in taking their own steps, ahead of the Federal Government, at setting their own ambitious targets to reduce carbon and greenhouse emissions, as reported by the Herald Sun. In fact, Treasury Wine Estates has just announced a bold plan to pursue a ‘net zero’ emissions goal for […]

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Visit the 2021 PACKWINE Forum & Expo now!

The 2021 PACKWINE Forum & Expo is now live at packwine.com.au. This unique event includes an on-demand webinar that features 11 expert industry speakers addressing PACKWINE’s theme, ‘Adapting Packaging to the 21st Century: Innovation and Sustainability’.

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Packwine Design Award winners to be announced on Monday!

The winners of the 2021 PACKWINE Design Awards will be announced in a special on-demand video presentation, going live next Monday, 24 May. With more than 100 outstanding entries to choose from, the PACKWINE judges have selected their six category winners. This awards presentation includes the much anticipated National Wine Centre People’s Choice Award, which […]

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$3.5 million to improve Barossa region’s water infrastructure

The Barossa and Eden valleys are one step closer to having access to improved water infrastructure with the Federal Government committing $3.5 million from the Federal Budget to partner with the State in a business case for the Barossa New Water project. Estimates show additional water to the Barossa and Eden Valley could generate $292 […]

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Is the dream over? Amid China’s trade war, producers grapple with new world order

For years Australia’s farmers have pegged their future prosperity on the growing Chinese market, but those targeted by a barrage of trade sanctions are developing new trade ties. Twelve months after Beijing kicked off rolling trade sanctions by slapping tariffs on barley, affected exporters are waking from their Chinese dreams and offsetting losses by trading […]

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Meet the latest vintage of Future Leaders

Fifteen dynamic and skilled members of the Australian wine community have joined the roll call of the grape and wine sector’s professional and personal development program, Future Leaders. Wine Australia chief executive officer and chair of the Future Leaders 2021 selection panel Andreas Clark said the applications this year were outstanding. ‘Almost 100 applications were […]

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US Secretary of State says Australia will not be left alone to face China coercion

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States will not leave Australia alone “in the face of economic coercion by China” that is impacting the Australian wine industry, and that such behaviour toward US allies will hamper improvement in US-Sino relations. Source: SBS News

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PACKWINE speaker to delve into the opportunities for alternative packaging formats

Wine Intelligence country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Ben Luker, says it’s a good time to be thinking about wine packaging formats. In his PACKWINE 2021 webinar presentation, Luker will draw on Wine Intelligence’s research into alternative packaging going back to 2017, to discuss “the awareness, purchase, consideration and affinity rates of casks, wine […]

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