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02/09/16

This month brought good news from Wine Australia with the value of exports rocketing by 14% to $2.1 billion in 2015. These figures represent the best result since 2007. However, a different picture of the wine industry emerges from submissions made to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry, due to report on 12 February 2016. Change is clearly needed but given the wide gap in views is the industry's future sustainable?

02/09/16

One of Marlborough's best-known wine producers has partnered with a venture capitalist company to find the next big idea that changes how consumers approach wine. Brancott Estate, which pioneered the planting of sauvignon blanc in the 1970s, is working with Sydney company BlueChilli on a project called Winexplorer.

02/08/16

Should the alleged deal be completed, Indevin - which is New Zealand's largest wine producer - will acquire 600 hectares of vines in the Upper Wairau as well as 1,000ha of adjoining bare land: the biggest single unplanted site in Marlborough

02/01/16

NSW Riverina winemaker Casella Family Brands has snapped up the Howcroft Estate Vineyards near South Australia's Limestone Coast in the first big vineyards deal of the year

01/21/16

Fans Can Enter the Villa Maria Sweepstakes for a Chance to "Wine and Dine" with the Band

01/12/16

Biagio Cru & Estate Wines collaborates with Australian Wine brand, Five O'Clock Somewhere; Portfolio of exclusive wines available in select U.S. markets

01/12/16

Marlborough in New Zealand is to host the world's first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration. The event is expected to attract over 300 guests from 18 countries, who will have the chance to sample upwards of 400 different expressions of the varietal.

01/11/16

Marlborough in New Zealand is to host the world's first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.

01/11/16

Mr Oatley, who pioneered winemaking in the Hunter Valley and laid the foundations for the global Oatley Wines empire, diversified the family-run business into tourism in 2003 when he bought the Hamilton Island resort.

12/22/15

Accolade, which owns the Hardys, Leasingham, Banrock Station and Grant Burge brands, notched annual sales from the Australia and New Zealand businesses of $486.4 million in the 12 months ended June 30, 2015, up from $442 million a year earlier

12/18/15

In charge from 1973-'86, vintner improved winemaking, introduced new bottlings and protected the quality of Grange wines.

12/18/15

Former Penfolds chief winemaker Don Ditter - who had an 'immeasurable' influence on the evolving style of Grange - has died at the age of 89.

12/08/15

The distributors are working with the winemakers because of the preferences in the wine trade

12/04/15

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched small formats for two of its wine brands in an attempt to cash in on what it claims is a GBP7.5m (US$11.3m) opportunity.

12/01/15

Wine exports increased by 6.4 per cent in volume and by 10.5 per cent in value in the 12 months to September, says rural lending specialist Rabobank.

11/30/15

Hawke's Bay winemaker Kate Radburnd has been nationally recognised for her "outstanding contribution" to the industry by being named a Fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers.

11/30/15

As a U.N. conference in Paris next week tries to limit climate change, wine makers from France to Australia are already changing their time-honoured methods, or even uprooting whole vineyards, as long-established weather patterns alter and the temperature rises.

11/30/15

Three Blenheim businessmen have been appointed directors of Marlborough Lines.

11/30/15

Plant and Food scientist Dr Mike Trought was made a fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers for his contributions to the wine industry.

11/24/15

Reporting on the first Australian Women in Wine Awards, Simone Madden-Grey writes that recognising women in the industry is a key to encouraging a fair environment for people of all backgrounds, ages or genders in winemaking.

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