Rabobank’s agribusiness October outlook indicates growth in wine and fruit exports, but meat and grains are falling short. The monthly report shows that fresh orange exports continue to grow in price and volume, as well as wine exports to Canada. Canada is one of the top wine export destinations for Australia by value. For July and … Continue reading Australian orange exports increase but drought still burdens other sectors
In 2017–18, the volume of Australian exports to Canada increased by 11 per cent, to 7.6 million cases, and value increased by 7 per cent to $199 million. Canada is Australia’s fourth biggest export destination by volume and value. Exports grew by value to all ten provinces. More than 80 per cent of Australian wine … Continue reading Australian wine exports to Canada increase in volume and value
Compressed air is a critical utility to many industries, including the wine industry, performing a range of wine production functions including grape crushing, pressing, cooling, heating, filtering, drying as well as receiving and bottling the end product. Its versatility and convenience make compressed air essential to a diverse range of applications, with approximately 15 per … Continue reading Wineries can save with Caps Australia compressed air audit
A research team from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) is using climate science to provide the Australian grape and wine community with information on dealing with climate change. The team has provided tools and practical management options to help the industry face the challenges of short-term climate cycles and long-term climate change. Led by Dr … Continue reading Research aims to help grapegrowers deal with climate change challenges
At a time when energy costs continue to spiral upwards, saving energy is not just good for the environment, it is important for the commercial bottom line. According to Jesse Auricht, engineering manager, Yalumba Winery, decisions taken when planning a bottling upgrade at the plant have turned out well in both regards. He said the … Continue reading SEW-Eurodrive equipment helps Yalumba Winery save on energy costs
The vineyards in Australia’s 65 wine regions will soon be accurately mapped using high-resolution satellite images and advanced machine learning in a national census of Australia’s winegrape area. Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark said the national scan is an exciting opportunity as it will allow Australia for the first time to have a … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence helps accurately map Australia’s 65 wine regions
Australia’s winegrape crush in 2018 was 1.79 million tonnes – just above the long-term average of 1.76 million tonnes. The average purchase price for winegrapes increased by 8 per cent to $609 per tonne, the highest level since 2008. Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark welcomed the increase in the average purchase price. “The increase … Continue reading Australia’s winegrape crush in 2018 just above long-term average
Two new skills development programs packed with practical information and useful tools are being launched to help drive success in wine exporting and wine tourism. The programs are supported by the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package. One of the programs, Growing Wine Exports, starts in wine regions from the 2nd of … Continue reading Two new skills development programs help wine tourism and exports sectors
Phylloxera is one of the most serious biosecurity risks for the Australian grape and wine community. It has the potential to devastate vineyards and wreak economic devastation on rural communities. Wine Australia and Vinehealth Australia are encouraging grape growers, who are considering planting or replanting grapevines, to use phylloxera-resistant rootstocks for at least a portion … Continue reading Grape growers encouraged to use phylloxera-resistant rootstocks when planting grapevines
Wine companies are being encouraged to participate in Wine Australia’s inaugural Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey to help develop best practice customer engagement. Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark said that, in 2017, the small winemaker production and sales survey found that direct-to-consumer sales channels accounted for 43 per cent of total sales revenue … Continue reading Survey seeks to identify best practice in direct-to-consumer wine sales
Twenty Five Doors is bringing marketing expertise to small wineries, enabling them to concentrate on making great Australian wine. For tourists seeking an Australian wine experience it can be hard to find offers by small wineries as websites can be hard to navigate and online searches can be time consuming. For this reason, tourists often … Continue reading Twenty Five Doors helps small wineries build market share
Four of the largest markets for Australian wine exports grew in value and volume in the 2017/18 financial year. At $2.8 billion, the value of Australian wine exports has seen the largest growth in 15 years. This is a 20 per cent growth. But, of the five largest markets, the only one not to grow … Continue reading Four of the five largest markets for Australian wine exports have grown in value
Australia’s first sweet wine symposium will celebrate the diversity of sweeter style wine varieties produced in Australia. The symposium is being held on the 20th and 21st of October in the Margaret River region. The inaugural event is taking place at Happs Wines, kicking off with an event that will feature 20 sweet wine tasting … Continue reading First sweet wine symposium held at Margaret River, Australia
Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has announced the appointment of Hayden Higgins to head up its horticulture and wine sector research. Higgins joins the bank’s food and agribusiness research team from his role as major agribusiness manager with Rabobank New Zealand. General manager of RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Tim Hunt said the new appointment was an … Continue reading Rabobank appoints new horticulture and wine analyst
Twenty Five Doors is a technology solution empowering wineries to easily create, market and deliver accessible and unique wine experiences at their cellar door.
Wine regions across Australia stand to benefit from a $7.4 million investment boost for 21 international wine tourism projects.
Thanks to a donation from Casella Family Brands, four University of Adelaide students are pursuing their dreams of careers in the wine industry.
With current tight global inventories, higher prices are now assumed and accepted by buyers, while innovation in wine is increasing, according to a new report.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers has announced its 2018 Graduate Program Intake, a program intended to open up a world of wine to the next generation.
April is proving to be one of the busiest months ever for immersive wine tours due to additional funding through the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package, with Wine Australia hosting more than 30 international wine professionals this month. The groups of journalists, sommeliers, wine buyers and wine influencers from China … Continue reading Top international visitors experience Australian wine regions