Dave Powell, founder of Barossa Valley-based wine estate Torbreck, has been taken to court by the company’s owner, Pete Kight.
Australian wineries are proving popular with Chinese buyers keen to ensure their supply of wine.
COFCO is to use global sourcing for China’s biggest wine brand and buy an Australian winery.
Although less dramatic than Chardonnay’s stylistic swing from broad to bony, Australia’s flagship grape Shiraz has also been losing weight and gaining tone.
As part of an attempt to compete with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Australia has renewed its focus on the quality and style of its Semillon and Sauvignon.
Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, but today the focus is also on sub regions and single vineyards.
A Barossa vineyard is to celebrate its 165th birthday on 4 December with a lunch party on the “unique patch of dirt”.
A new initiative has been launched to educate Chinese wine drinkers about the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.
Trade body releases full report of the 2012 harvest, recording an increase in production and average grape prices.
Wine industry packaging specialist Vinpac International has developed a proprietary bottle for Barossa Valley wineries.
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