Western Australia Joins Australian Winemakers in Fight Against Tax Hikes

Wines of Western Australia (WoWA) has jumped behind the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) in its fight to prevent wine tax hikes. The association also joins the Wolf Blass Foundation, as well as a growing number of other leading winemakers and regional wine organisations in their campaign. Together, these organisations and winemakers will also be … Continued

February 27, 2015

Drinks Picks: Ohau 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Silver Medalist

New Zealand wine producer, Ohau Gravels, received a silver medal this week at the 2015 Berlin Wine Trophy – Germany’s largest international wine tasting. The award was received for its 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. Ohau Gravels is located by the Tararua Ranges on the west coast of New Zealand and is the only commercial vineyard in … Continued

February 27, 2015

Henkell Honours Facebook Followers with Exclusive Event

Last night, leading sparkling wine brand Henkell invited its loyal Facebook fans along to an exclusive and money can’t buy event to say – “thank you”. 15 lucky fans were taken through an exclusive tasting of the Henkell range (currently not available in Australia) with Henkell’s Export Director, Klaus Kuerten, and were also given a … Continued

February 27, 2015

Australian Winemakers Unite to Grow Cask Wine Category

This week marked the 50th anniversary of cask wine in Australia, celebrated by the launch of the Ask for Cask campaign. Backed by some of Australia’s biggest wine producers, including Accolade, De Bortoli and Yalumba Wines, the campaign hopes to redefine perceptions of cask wine and encourage more consumers to purchase the format. Cask wine … Continued

February 26, 2015

Rachel Hebbard New National Sales Manager for Oyster Bay Wines

Delegat Australia has appointed Rachel Hebbard to National Sales Manager. Delegat Australia is the Australian branch of the New Zealand family owned producer of Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate Wines. Ms. Hebbard has been with Delegat since 2005, working in various roles as Account Manager, State Sales Manager and National Accounts Manager. Ms. Hebbard … Continued

February 26, 2015

Do You Know a Future Leader in the Industry?

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority’s (AGWA) Future Leaders program is currently open to applicants in the industry. The program seeks to find 15 individuals in the wine and grape industry who have open, creative and inquisitive minds and who are already demonstrating leadership potential in their early- to mid-career. Successful applicants will go on … Continued

February 26, 2015

New Vintage Releases from NSW

 RRP: Both $17.99 Distributed by: Cogito Wines The 2014 Windowrie The Mill Chardonnay and 2013 Windowrie The Mill Cabernet Merlot are the two newest vintage releases from the Canowindra (NSW) based winery. The 2014 Chardonnay has been produced from fruit from Windowrie’s estate vineyards in Canowindra, while the 2013 Merlot has been made from grapes … Continued

February 25, 2015

Brian Agnew Dies Aged 69

Chairman and founder of Agnew Wines, Brian Agnew, sadly passed away on Tuesday after battling pancreatic cancer for the last two years. Agnew Wines says Mr. Agnew died peacefully with his wife Valerie Agnew. Mr. Agnew was just 69 years of age. During his life, Mr. Agnew was responsible for the foundation of Hunter Valley … Continued

February 25, 2015

New Australian Wine Spritzer Secures National Reach in its First Month

The new all natural Australian white wine spritzer, SOFI Spritz, has grown rapidly over the last month. Since its launch in December 2014, SOFI Spritz has secured ranging with major liquor outlets nationally, including Dan Murphy’s, Kemenys and Cellarbrations, among others. In addition and to support its expansion, SOFI has been hosting an aggressive tasting … Continued

February 24, 2015

Australian Vintage Reports Half-Year Growth

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has increased its half year net profits by 0.4 million, reporting half year net profits after tax at $4.4 million versus $4.0 million in the prior period. The wine company also reports total revenue growth, by 16 per cent, as well as increased sales of the McGuigan, Tempus Two and Nepenthe … Continued

February 19, 2015