The Australian Government and the Australian wine industry are teaming up to attract an additional 40,000 international tourists to Australia's iconic wine regions through the $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.
The Victorian Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region.
Aussie Sparkling Wine lovers looking for the best bubbles to enjoy this festive season need look no further than premium Tasmanian label House of Arras – which has now scooped the ‘Best Sparkling Trophy’ at every capital city wine show in Australia in 2017.
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.