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Accolade launches website to inform Riverland growers on proposal

Accolade Wines has today launched a website to help growers understand its proposed solution to the challenges confronting the Riverland wine industry and its growers, following meetings with the region’s co-operative group CCW which saw “only a small portion” of CCW members in attendance. The CCW members will determine by vote whether Accolade’s offer is accepted, with a two-thirds majority needed in order for it to pass.

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Stomping into the heart of Canberra’s wine country: small in size but not short on soul

The Canberra District Wine Industry Association (CDWIA) has announced the return of Stomp Festival and Canberra Wine Week, inviting wine enthusiasts from Canberra, the wider region and beyond to explore the local wine scene.

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Wine brand promises to plant 1m2 of bushland for every bottle sold in April

In celebration of Earth Day on 22nd April, Hill-Smith Family Estates-owned winery Oxford Landing will increase the amount of bushland planted with every bottle of its One to One wine sold throughout the month.

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Capacity entry limits removed to accommodate demand for 2024 Sydney Royal Wine Show

The Sydney Royal Wine Show has opened its entries for 2024, with the wine show announcing the removal of class entry limits due to an increased capacity for entries.

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Centennial celebration: 100 years of scientific discovery at Waite Campus

The University of Adelaide’s Waite campus, described as the largest concentration of agriculture and wine research in the Southern Hemisphere, is celebrating 100 years of scientific discovery in agriculture, food and wine.

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Accolade proposes buy-out offer to assist Riverland grapegrowers

Accolade Wines have proposed a potential lifeline for Riverland growers looking to get out of the industry, with an offer including $4,000 per hectare for red winegrape growers locked in contracts with the CCW co-operative group.

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Casella Family Brands joins IMW international supporter community

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced Casella Family Brands as an international supporter, joining a total of 38 supporters and four research and industry associates, who help promote the IMW’s mission. The five principal supporters are Austrian Wine, AXA Millésimes, Champagne Bollinger, Constellation Brands and VSPT Wine Group.

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Urgent callout for more wine

Demand for South Australian Wine Connect 24 Master Class tastings in Vietnam has forced organisers to make urgent calls for additional wine stock to be shipped in from other cities in Asia and from Australia.

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WA wineries backed by funding for market re-entry into China

A $500,000 support package has been announced to assist wineries in Western Australia, with the aim of accelerating WA wine exports to China.

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Quality and affordability come first as under $30 wines win out

Australian wine retailer Vintage Cellars has released the winning line-up from its annual Best of Wine Awards 2024, where quality and affordability have reigned supreme. 60% of the winning selections from the blind-tasting priced at $30 or less.

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New Zealand Wine pushes for white wine glass emoji after initial request denied “without explanation”

New Zealand Wine is once again on the quest to secure a white wine emoji, after its initial request was denied. In May 2022, New Zealand Wine called on people across the globe to sign a petition for the inclusion of the white wine emoji on global keyboards, and an official request was made to the Unicode Consortium in July, but the request was declined without explanation.

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Further assistance for South Australian winegrape growers

Wine grape growers across South Australia who are experiencing challenges due to the current oversupply of red wine grapes will soon be able to access additional support through a State Government grant to Rural Business Support.

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WinePro New Zealand “not just about business”

Preparations are well under way in Marlborough as the region prepares to roll out the red carpet to national and international visitors for the inaugural WinePro New Zealand trade show.

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Earliest vintage on record spells exciting potential for Margaret River

The 2024 vintage in Margaret River was early, fast-paced and “bodes well” for quality wines, according to Margaret River Wine.

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Yellow Tail goes green: Casella switches on massive multi-million-dollar solar facility in NSW

Casella Family Brands, one of Australia’s largest producers, known for brands such as Yellow Tail, has unveiled a multi-million-dollar solar power facility at its largest production site in Yenda, NSW which will supply roughly 35% of the site’s electricity.

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Cool climate wine show hopes to highlight grapes growing in popularity

Drawing entries from across the nation’s chilly viticultural zones, the National Cool Climate Wine Show (NCCWS) caters to both boutique and large-scale wineries.

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