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AUSTRALIA,
COUNTRY
OF HONOUR

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There’s nothing in the world like Australian wine because there’s nothing like the climate, soils and regions of Australia. Australia is home to some of the oldest geology and most complex soils in the world. The Australian wine community today is founded on the explorers of the past, who identified the optimal vineyard sites and the sophisticated winemaking techniques that make Australia’s fine wines so special. Australian winemaking and grape growing is constantly evolving. Its winemakers and viticulturists are curious, willing to experiment and to challenge convention to ensure that they craft authentic wines that are a true expression of place. From the iconic to the lesser known, the 65 wine regions in Australia each boast distinct characteristics that are expressed in wines made by talented winemakers attuned to their land.

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Tasmania. Copyright: Wine Australia

Vinexpo is proud to host Australia as Country of Honour at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 in partnership with Wine Australia. During the 3-day event, Vinexpo will highlight this exciting wine-producing country in many different ways: a specific conference – “The Australian Wine Exports (Wednesday 30 May, 14:00-15:30pm) – will analyse the keys to this success in Asia and the outlook for the next few years; premium location for Australian exhibitors; a focus on Australian Grenache during Vinexpo’s Grape Variety Day; The Blend – Vinexpo’s official party – with 100% Australian wines; privileged Australian wine tastings at Vinexpo Academy. And regular articles focusing on Australian regions will be published on Vinexpo Newsroom website before the event.

DISCOVER
AUSTRALIAN WINES

  • Australia grows more than 100 different grape varieties in 65 wine regions across the country.
  • Australia has some of the oldest grape vines in the world, dating back to the 1840s.
  • Australian winemakers aren’t bound by rules and traditions on what they can produce, they have the freedom to experiment and craft wines that prosper and are most suited to their vineyards.
  • While production is dominated by the likes of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Semillon, there’s been a recent surge of interest in ‘alternative’ varieties which are often well suited to Australia’s warm climate, these include varieties like Fiano, Nero d’Avola or Grüner Veltliner.
  • Australia is recognised as a world leader in many aspects of grape growing, winemaking research and technology, which has been vitally important in establishing Australia as a quality wine-producing nation.

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Rutherglen. Copyright: Wine Australia

OVERVIEW OF THE
2017 WINEGRAPE CRUSH

Crush grew by 5 per cent to 1.93 million tonnes. The total estimated value of the Australian winegrape crush is $1.22 billion — an increase of 13 per cent from $1.08 billion in 2016. Average purchase price across all varieties increased 7 per cent to $565 per tonne — the highest since 2008.

Discover more and download the National vintage report.

TOTAL
EXPORTS

$
0
billion
+10%
volume
778 million litres

+7%

average value
$2.97 / litres

+3%

TOP 5
EXPORT MARKETS

CHINA
(MAINLAND)
+44%
china (mainland)
$607 M

+44%

united states
$464 M

+3%

united kingdom
$341 M

-7%

canada
$186 M

-5%

hong kong
$114 M

-8%

EXPORT
BY PRICES

+17%
$180 M
+7%
$84 M
+26%
$89 M
+70%
$69 M
+2%
$120 M
+43%
$13 M
+32%
$39 M

TOP 5
EXPORTED VARIETES
BY LABEL CLAIM

$541 M
+15%
$293 M
+11%
$178 M
+7%
$133 M
+14%
$106 M
+6%
McLaren Vale. Copyright: Wine Australia
Coonawarra. Copyright: Wine Australia
McLaren Vale. Copyright: Wine Australia
  • Shiraz
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Barossa Valley
  • Clare Valley
  • McLaren Vale
  • Hunter Valley
  • Margaret River
  • Coonawarra
  • Yarra Valley
  • Hunter Valley
  • Barossa Valley
  • Clare Valley
  • Yarra Valley
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Margaret River
  • McLaren Vale
  • Tasmania
  • Kangaroo Island

CONTACT
US

VINEXPO
2 cours du XXX Juillet
33074 – Bordeaux Cedex
France

+33 (0)5 56 56 00 22

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