Australian Bureau of Statistics
1329.0 - Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2001
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/01/2002
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Red outstrips white in record wine production year
Record levels of both grape and beverage wine production were achieved in 2000-01 and for the first time red wine grape production surpassed white wine grape production according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) .
In contrast to 1999-2000, favourable seasonal conditions in 2000-01 were generally experienced across the major grape growing regions in Australia, resulting in increases across all the main grape growing and industry indicators.
For the first time in the history of the Australian wine industry, red wine grape production (772,816 tonnes) surpassed white wine grape production (618,266 tonnes) reinforcing the shift in consumer preferences.
Other key findings were:
The results of the Vineyard Survey (2001) are for the first time published on an Australian Geographical Indications (GI) region basis. The GIs are descriptions of Australian wine zones, regions and sub-regions which are defined in the Australian Wine and Brandy Act.
More details are in Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2001 (cat. no. 1329.0).
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