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12/18/14

Two bushfires have been brought under control after ripping through more than 2,000 hectares of South Australia's Barossa Valley, causing extensive damage to several wineries.

12/05/14

An Australian anti-Islamic organization is selling a sparkling wine called 72 Virgins to raise money for its movement.

12/04/14

A controversial sparkling wine called 72 Virgins is being sold to raise funds for an anti-Islamic organisation in Australia.

12/03/14

One of China's major wine importers, Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits, and its retail subsidiary Pudao Wines have been bought by Australian drinks retail giant Woolworth's Liquor Group.

11/21/14

Soon after China and Australia sign their free trade agreement, Australian wine, which will get preferential treatment and potentially even zero tariffs from China, will likely see explosive growth and may even replace France as the top exporter of wine importer to China, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports, citing Cong Riguang, general manager of the Shenzhen Wine Association.

11/19/14

Many vintners would love to own enough wine country to cover Manhattan twice over. Not Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (TWE), maker of $850-a-bottle Penfolds Grange.

11/19/14

Family-owned wineries in Australia are taking different approaches to future challenges.

11/18/14

Agreement also opens China's services sector to Australian businesses, but fails to reduce tariffs on other agricultural commodities including rice, wheat, cotton, sugar and oilseeds

11/10/14

The troubled Treasury Wine Estates, owners of the Penfolds, Rosemount and Wolf Blass brands, is closing its Ryecroft winery in McLaren Vale, with 33 jobs going from the South Australian wine region

10/24/14

The latest wine export figures point to a trend of increasing demand for premium Australian wines in overseas markets.

10/17/14

Taxes and a lack of innovation are behind a dearth of profitability for Australia's Riverland producers who need to make dramatic changes.

09/18/14

As we have come to expect, Central Otago wines dominated the medals for pinot noir at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show, taking out 10 of the 15 Gold Medals awarded. But what is more interesting about the results of this show is that Central Otago wines won medals in a total of 10 different wine categories - Methode Traditionelle, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gew├╝rztraminer, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Rose, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

08/22/14

Proposals for a new coal mine in Australia's Hunter Valley are raising fears that history could repeat itself, after a with a similar plan devastated the wine industry in the 1990s.

08/19/14

The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour. Australia has been propped up by Chinese economy for years enjoying great economic success as a result, with the wine industry being no exception.

08/18/14

The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.

08/15/14

An Australian magistrate has come up with a novel approach to tackling drug abuse: recommending drug addicts drink red wine as an alternative to methamphetamine.

08/14/14

Australian winemakers will be treated more fairly and receive better protection when dealing with supermarket giant Woolworths, if a new code implemented after 12 months of negotiations is successful.

08/12/14

New Zealand is the only "major grape-producing country" to see a rise in volume and value of wine exports for the first quarter of the year.

08/12/14

Australian wine producers should "prepare themselves" to be affected by Russian trade embargoes, according to the country's Grape and Wine Authority.

08/12/14

A takeover fight has broken out between two of the world's biggest buyout firms for an Australian winemaker that produces California's mass-market Beringer brand as well as the premium local Penfolds label.

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