ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents a summary of statistics on grape and wine production and related activities collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and from other sources.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Significant changes have been made to the content and presentation of this publication in consultation with users. As a result, data previously presented for Prices, Consumption of Alcohol per Capita, Expenditure and World Comparisons are no longer included in this publication. Some additional changes are listed below.
Due to the methodological changes to the Vineyards Survey, viticulture tables present data for wine grape production only and for a reduced number of grape varieties. Users should be aware that these changes mean that data for Vineyards, 2008-09 are not directly comparable with data for previous years.
Sub-state data based on Geographical Indication (GI) Zones and derived zones previously presented in this publication can now be found in an attached datacube.
Tables relating to Brandy data have been excluded.
Tables presenting the imports and exports of Australian wine of selected countries have been combined to better reflect the trade relationship of selected countries.
All sources cited refer to ABS publications and/or ABS data available on request.
The continuing collection of varietal data is supported by Australia’s grape-growers and winemakers and the Australian government through the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation.
Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Sutcliffe on Adelaide (08) 8237 7302.