Statistics

Statistical information from The 2022 Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory
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Highlights of 2021

  • The Australian winegrape crush for 2021 was estimated to be 2.03 million tonnes (up 31 per cent over 2020) – the largest increase ever recorded and with a strong average price of $701 per tonne (up 1%).
  • Shiraz remained the most widely-produced variety with an estimated 538,402 tonnes processed in 2021, soaring by 41% compared to the previous year. There was a 37% increase in red crush tonnage, although the price declined by 1%. Red varieties were sold at an average price of $846 per tonne, while $604 was paid per tonne on average for white varieties.
  • Australian domestic sales totalled 474 million litres valued at $3.3 billion.
  • The export market for Australian wine shrunk by 10% to $2.56 billion, with a decline of 5% in volume, shipping 693ML. Average export values declined slightly to $3.69/litre FOB.
  • Total wine import value grew by 7% to $902 million in 2021.
  • Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) continues to dominate as Australia’s biggest revenue earner and its largest exporter of branded wine products. TWE also produces the largest amount of wine and cultivates the largest area under vines in the country. However, family-run Casella Family Brands and Brown Family Wine Group have shown growth with both wine companies adapting successfully to recent market uncertainties by expanding into the premium wine market.
Snapshot 2018 2019 2020 2021 Change (%)
Winegrape intake (tonnes) 1,779,179 1,728,454 1,543,887 2,028,428 31%
Total value Australian crush (A$ billion) 1.11 1.17 1.15 1.56 36%
Average purchased grape price (A$/tonne) 609 664 694 701 1%
Exports (year to June) (ML) 852 801 730 693 -5%
(A$ million) 2,757 2,864 2,840 2,559 -10%
(A$/L) 3.24 3.58 3.89 3.69 -5%
Imports (year to October) (ML) 96 100 102 109 7%
(A$ million) 809 850 834 902 8%
(A$/L) 8.41 8.49 8.16 8.27 1%

Sources: Winetitles Media, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, Wine Australia, ABS. All data is year to June, unless indicated.

Australian winegrape crush by major varieties

2021 2021
Estimated tonnes Reportable average value Change in crush Change in price
Red
Shiraz 538,402 878 41% -5%
Cabernet Sauvignon 308,496 787 36% -10%
Merlot 121,809 591 26% -12%
Pinot Noir 55,335 1235 52% 14%
Petit Verdot 26,700 503 19% -13%
Durif 15,610 632 20% -8%
Grenache 15,579 1256 45% 4%
Ruby Cabernet 14,285 498 -4% -11%
Other red 67,264 1,232 46% 9%
Total Red Varieties 1,163,482 846 37% -1%
White
Chardonnay 385,114 531 33% 11%
Sauvignon Blanc 101,685 677 15% 14%
Pinot Gris/Grigio 92,809 705 30% 10%
Semillon 63,342 466 24% 7%
Muscat Gordo Blanco 61,275 322 12% -1%
Colombard 54,246 324 13% 3%
Muscat à petits grains blancs 22,663 362 12% 0%
Riesling 21,476 1,096 26% 11%
Prosecco 15,786 952 53% 20%
Gewürztraminer 9,279 414 -4% 8%
Other white 37,237 790 11% 12%
Total White Varieties 864,910 604 25% 10%
Grand Total 2,028,428 701 31.4% 1.0%

Source: Wine Australia 2021 National Vintage Report
*Values include an estimated non-response rate of 11%
Note: figures may vary from those previously published as data is updated

Australian premium wine exports – price segments of $10 or more

2019-20 2020-21 Value change
Price segment (A$/litre) Value ($million FOB) Value ($million FOB) ($ million FOB) % change
Below $10 $1,805 $1,630 -$175 -10%
$10.00 to $14.99 $227 $157 -$70 -31%
$15.00 to $19.99 $82 $63 -$18 -22%
$20.00 to $29.99 $194 $166 -$27 -14%
$30.00 to $49.99 $124 $100 -$24 -19%
$50.00 to $99.99 $292 $288 -$3 -1%
$100.00 to $199.99 $59 $65 $6 11%
$200.00 + $58 $88 $30 52%
Total at $10 and above $1,035 $929 -$106 -10%
Total value $2,840 $2,559 -$281 -10%<?
64%

Source: Wine Australia

Australian winegrape crush by state and region

Selected regions only are shown in each state

2019 est tonnes* 2020 est tonnes* 2021 est tonnes* % change YoY % of 2021 crush
Murray Darling – Swan Hill 386,170 393,245 450,267 15% 22%
New South Wales (excl. MD-SH) 353,535 321,947 381,187 18% 19%
Riverina 320,092 301,346 354,050 17% 17%
Hunter 5,410 2,421 4,531 87% 0%
Orange 5,030 1,635 3,469 112% 0%
Cowra 3,237 3,091 2,563 -17% 0%
Gundagai 3,868 423 2,196 419% 0%
Mudgee 2,253 1,965 1,439 -27% 0%
Hilltops 1,982 1,170 1,292 10% 0%
Other NSW 11,662 9,895 11,646 18% 1%
Queensland 950 193M 410 112% 0%
South Australia 847,026 730,730 1,055,265 44% 52%
Riverland 522,237 517,738 625,965 21% 31%
Barossa Valley 45,149 31,785 67,298 112% 3%
Langhorne Creek 47,517 27,253 60,015 120% 3%
Coonawarra 41,024 29,445 56,288 91% 3%
Padthaway 40,995 18,435 49,115 166% 2%
McLaren Vale 36,412 32,263 41,105 27% 2%
Wrattonbully 27,100 13,883 36,709 164% 2%
Adelaide Hills 17,648 13,521 33,628 149% 2%
Clare Valley 17,166 13,405 22,266 66% 1%
Limestone Coast zone other 17,015 7,999 19,974 150% 1%
Eden Valley 6,033 4,067 10,842 167% 1%
Currency Creek 3,458 3,579 6,203 73% 0%
Robe 3,182 1,522 4,782 214% 0%
Other South Australia 22,092 15,836 21,075 33% 1%
Tasmania 13,082 10,285 12,110 18% 1%
Victoria (excl. MD-SH) 77,602 50,427 84,256 67% 4%
King Valley 17,134 12,130 22,268 84% 1%
Yarra Valley 13,602 6,964 11,489 65% 1%
Heathcote 10,931 7,910 10,258 30% 1%
Goulburn Valley 9,177 7,195 9,653 34% 0%
Grampians 2,549 1,539 3,827 149% 0%
Rutherglen 1,629 2,512 3,360 34% 0%
Alpine Valleys 566 3,052 439% 0%
Strathbogie Ranges 4,207 1,465 3,002 105% 0%
Other Victoria 16,000 10,146 17,348 71% 1%
Western Australia 35,243 37,060 44,935 21% 2%
Margaret River 22,395 23,915 27,546 15% 1%
Great Southern 5,034 6,116 9,305 52% 0%
Swan District 3,314 2,837 2,709 -5% 0%
Geographe 1,495 1,843 2,249 22% 0%
Pemberton 1,872 1,442 1,859 29% 0%
Other Western Australia 1,134 908 1,268 40% 0%
Grand Total 1,713,608 1,543,887 2,028,428 31% 100%

*Values include an estimated non-response rate of 11%
Selected regions only are shown in each state
Note: figures may vary from those previously published as data is updated
Source: Wine Australia 2021 National Vintage Report

Winegrape prices by climate ($/tonne) and percentage of overall average price for each climate

Cool/ temperate % of average for cool varieties Inland river regions* % of average for warm varieties Total % of average for all varieties
Red $1,571 108% $547 113% $833 119%
Barbera $1,746 120% $436 90% $792 113%
Cabernet Franc $1,548 107% $582 120% $1,314 187%
Cabernet Sauvignon $1,365 94% $542 112% $787 112%
Durif $1,351 93% $593 123% $632 90%
Graciano $2,048 141% $532 110% $1,820 260%
Grenache $2,171 149% $638 132% $1,256 179%
Lagrein $1,255 86% $630 130% $1,056 151%
Malbec $1,453 100% $633 131% $1,033 147%
Mataro/Mourvedre $1,818 125% $518 107% $990 141%
Merlot $908 62% $518 107% $591 84%
Montepulciano $1,774 122% $683 141% $1,150 164%
Muscat à petits grains rouges $1,394 96% $534 110% $588 84%
Nebbiolo $2,253 155% $500 103% $2,189 312%
Nero d’Avola $2,112 145% $904 187% $1,423 203%
Other red $1,395 96% $565 117% $627 89%
Petit Verdot $967 67% $484 100% $503 72%
Pinot Meunier $1,714 118% 0% $1,714 245%
Pinot Noir $1,961 135% $641 132% $1,235 176%
Ruby Cabernet 0% $498 103% $498 71%
Sangiovese $1,416 97% $514 106% $1,085 155%
Shiraz $1,687 116% $549 113% $878 125%
Tempranillo $1,678 115% $622 129% $1,267 181%
Touriga Nacional $1,897 131% $500 103% $1,435 205%
White $1,190 82% $417 86% $538 77%
Chardonnay $1,173 81% $429 89% $531 76%
Chenin blanc $941 65% $340 70% $547 78%
Colombard 0% $324 67% $324 46%
Fiano $1,662 114% $610 126% $1,009 144%
Gewürztraminer $972 67% $363 75% $414 59%
Grüner Veltliner $1,944 134% $312 65% $1,902 271%
Marsanne $1,585 109% $337 70% $478 68%
Muscat à petits grains blancs $1,135 78% $346 72% $362 52%
Muscat Gordo Blanco 0% $322 67% $322 46%
Other white $1,542 106% $416 86% $473 67%
Pinot Gris/Grigio $1,267 87% $527 109% $705 101%
Prosecco $1,049 72% $803 166% $952 136%
Riesling $1,481 102% $351 73% $1,096 156%
Roussanne $1,517 104% $369 76% $690 98%
Sauvignon Blanc $1,194 82% $491 101% $677 97%
Semillon $1,011 70% $367 76% $466 67%
Verdelho $1,067 73% $359 74% $581 83%
Vermentino $1,329 92% $593 123% $821 117%
Viognier $1,392 96% $416 86% $607 87%
Grand Total $1,453 100% $484 100% $701 100%

Source: Wine Australia 2021 National Vintage Report
*Riverland, Riverina and Murray Darling-Swan Hill

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