Category: Australian Wine Industry News

Can the can replace glass? PACKWINE Forum & Expo speaker to explore alternative wine packaging

What does it take to successfully introduce an innovative alternative packaging format that’s accepted by both wine producers and consumers? According to one celebrated speaker at the upcoming 2021 PACKWINE/Grapegrower & Winemaker Forum & Expo, it’s not an easy process.

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Trade dispute flares again as Australian wine blocked at Chinese ports

China has accused Australia of ruining the relationship between the two countries as new figures show tens of thousands of litres of Australian wine were blocked from entering the country in January.

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LAST DAYS TO ENTER! Deadline approaches for PACKWINE Design Awards as judges announced

The task of deciding the winners of the 2021 PACKWINE Design Awards will fall to four judges with extensive wine industry insights and experience. Time is running out to enter the Design Awards with this Sunday 28 February being the final day for entries.  

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How China is devastating Australia’s billion-dollar wine industry

South Australian winemaker Jarrad White spent almost a decade building his business in China. Then, in a matter of months, it all fell apart. It had nothing to do with the quality of White’s wines at his vineyard in McLaren Vale, one of South Australia’s premier winegrowing regions. Instead, it was the result of months […]

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WINEDEPOT partners with Vivino amid post-pandemic DTC boom

Digital Wine Ventures has announced the online beverage distribution platform, WINEDEPOT, has partnered with mobile wine app and marketplace Vivino. Under the partnership, WINEDEPOT will provide Australian wineries the ability to list their products for sale on Vivino directly without having to set up an account, develop I.T integration, monitor inventory availability or manage order […]

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Australian wine exports slow due to China tariffs

Exports of Australian wine to mainland China fell 14 percent in value and 29% in volume during 2020 following the imposition of temporary tariffs in November, Wine Australia’s latest export report has revealed. Overall, Australian wine exports slowed in the 12 months to December 2020, decreasing by 1% in value to $2.89 billion, as Chinese […]

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New virtual platform to connect and promote Australian wine to the world

Wine Australia will launch an always-on, 24/7 virtual platform called Australian Wine Connect in March to bring the global wine community together to experience and explore Australia’s wine scene. The interactive platform will be a go-to resource for Australian wine over the next twelve months. Featuring wineries from across 65 regions; connecting winemakers, buyers, importers, […]

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PACKWINE Forum & Expo to highlight forward focus for wine packaging

The role of wine packaging at the forefront of industry sustainability and innovation will be the focus of a unique event in May. In its first year, the PACKWINE Forum & Expo will be a virtual and published event featuring expert industry speakers, a trade exhibition and design awards, all focused on wine packaging. The […]

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SAWIA releases new resource to boost SA export growth in Japan

The new Japanese Market Intelligence Resource aims to provide market insights, tips and tools that can enable individual South Australian wineries to achieve export growth.

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FaBS extended to SA Wine Industry

The South Australian wine industry has faced some challenging situations in recent times. Help navigating support options is available through the Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program. A FaBS mentor can help South Australian producers, their families and businesses navigate the support options available.

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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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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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PACKWINE Design Awards open for entries: does your wine packaging have what it takes to win?

We know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and wine producers know that standing out in the market can lead to sales success. The 2021 PACKWINE Design Awards will recognise the best of the best product designs in the wine industry across Australia and New Zealand – from established designs to recent […]

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Celebrating wine packaging innovations at PACKWINE Forum & Expo

A unique event will bring together wine packagers and designers to showcase their latest innovations that will enhance Australian and New Zealand wine products in 2021 and beyond.   Presented by the wine industry’s leading publisher Winetitles Media, the 2021 PACKWINE Forum & Expo will feature three components: a forum to include expert industry speakers, […]

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ASVO announces Viticulturist and Winemaker of the year winners of 2020

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) last night announced the Awards for Excellence winners for 2020, naming Dr Mark Krstic as ASVO Viticulturist of the Year, and Peter Leske as ASVO Winemaker of the Year.   2020 ASVO Viticulturist of the Year   Mark Krstic is the managing director of the Australian Wine […]

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