Wine Australia has published a ‘State of Australian Wine’ report outlining the results of the Wine Production, Inventory and Domestic Sales Survey 2015.
The survey and report follows on from last year’s Wine Sector Survey, a coordinated effort with other bodies in the grape and wine sector including Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, to streamline the annual collection of data across the wine community.
Wine Australia Manager, Market Insights Peter Bailey warmly thanked survey respondents.
‘This is the second year we’ve conducted this survey and we estimate that we were able to collect data on 84 per cent of Australian wine production and 82 per cent of domestic sales.
‘I thank everyone who took the time to participate in the survey. This information is invaluable for the sector to better understand the current state of play for Australian wine,’ he said.
Key insights from the report include:
· Total wine production increased 0.4 per cent to 1.19 billion litres
· White wine production increased 2.7 per cent to 550 million litres
· Red wine production was stable at 580 million litres
· Domestic sales value increased 3.8 per cent to $2.78 billion despite volume declining 0.6 per cent to 456 million litres
· Winery direct to consumer sales are on the rise, up 1.5 per cent to 42.1 million litres; in contrast to retail sales, slightly down 0.8 per cent to 414 million litres