Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to Wine Business Monthly Wine Business Monthly Archives Advertise in Wine Business Monthly About Wine Business Monthly homepage homepage homepage Wine Business Monthly Homepage
Wine Business Monthly - The Industry's Leading Publication for Wineries and Growers
Sign In | New User? Register  
December 2006
Trends: Insight&Opinion: Australian Production Costs
Over-estimation of export market opportunities for premium wines has caused over-planting, resulting in an imbalance of prices below production costs.
by Paul Clancy
A massive over-planting of Australia's national vineyard in the late 1990s and early 2000s has caused a significant over-supply of grapes across all regions and quality points. This supply and demand imbalance has created strong downward pressure on grape prices. Low fruit prices, while having severe economic impacts on the growing sector, have provided wine producers with some counterbalance to negative factors, such as unfavorable currency exchange rates and tight export markets, where competi...
» Article access restricted to registered members of
Already a Member?

Click the button below to sign in:

Don't Have an Account?

WBM is the leading publication for the Wine Industry.

• In-depth Product Reviews
• Industry Trends & Analysis
• Access to over 10 Years of Articles

Registration is FREE and EASY.

subscribe to print | archive | advertise | 800-895-9463
Copyright© 1994-2015 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.
subscribe to print | archive | advertise | 800-895-9463