ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) 2009 Vineyards collection. Included are statistics on the area and production of wine grapes and summary information on the major wine grape varieties. The publication presents data for Australia and states and territories, with sub-state data based on Geographical Indication (GI) Zones and derived zones provided in an attached datacube. Additional wine and grape industry data will be published in Australian Wine and Grape Industry (cat. no. 1329.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 7121.0).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The 2009 Vineyards collection was undertaken using a survey methodology in contrast to previous years in which a census of all known in-scope vineyards was conducted. For more information regarding the reliability of survey estimates, refer to the Explanatory Notes.
In addition to changes in collection methodology, only wine grape growers were included in the scope of the 2009 Vineyards Survey. The survey did not include vine irrigation information and data were collected for a reduced range of wine grape varieties.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.