Legislation will help deliver an ambitious $50 million, three-year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to $2.8–2.9 billion and bring $170 million worth of wine tourism to regional communities.
The European wine grape crop has been hit hard by adverse weather, and with global inventories already tight, the wine available for consumption around the world will be at its lowest point in decades, according to Rabobank’s latest Global Wine Quarterly report.
The King Valley’s finest was uncorked at Parliament House in a celebration of the food, wine and tourism mega draw card – the Prosecco Road.
Wine Australia’s Export Report released shows that, in the 12 months ended 30 September 2017, Australian wine exports continued to grow strongly in both volume and value. Export value grew 13 per cent to $2.44 billion and volume grew by 9 per cent to 799 million litres.
The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) announced that Tim Pelquest-Hunt, White and Rosé Winemaker at Pernod Ricard Winemakers in the Barossa Valley, was the dux of the 41 Advanced Wine Assessment Course.
The inaugural ‘Aussie Wine Week’ took the US by storm in September 2017, with sixteen winemakers travelling to New York and San Francisco to showcase their wines at a series of trade, media and consumer events.
More than 50 South Australian wineries will share in $1.225 million in funding, to help them upgrade and diversify their cellar doors to provide visitors with a world class experience.
Growing interest in Australian wine has been reflected in the largest ever attendances at the annual Australian Wine Grand Tastings (AGT) held in Tokyo and Seoul, in collaboration with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).