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pre-Vintage Briefing. Vintage 2022

4 November 2021. 11:30am ACDT

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Tune in for an honest, informative discussion lead by Australian Grape & Wine Chief Executive, Tony Battaglene, along with leading winegrape grower, Jim Caddy and Ben Mislov from Flinders Ports. Our speakers will cut through the rhetoric to give a raw assessment of how they see Vintage 2022 playing out and how the dynamics of the global shipping trade impacts Australian importers and exporters .


11.30am – Welcome
Tony Battaglene, Chief Executive, Australian Grape & Wine

11.35am – Overview of V22           
Tony Battaglene and Jim Caddy

This overview will outline what we can expect from this coming vintage in both warm inland and cool climate regions. Jim will give a grape grower perspective of the impacts on domestic grape prices in the warm climate regions, and Tony will provide an overarching view of the prospects for the sector highlighting key international and domestic developments and the implications for Vintage 22.

11.55am – Global freight and shipping            
Ben Mislov, Flinders Ports Holdings        

The availability and cost of freight is looming as one of the major obstacles to market diversification and will impact on the ability to shift wine from tanks before the 2022 vintage. Ben will explain how the global shipping trade impacts Australian importers and exporters.

12.15pm – Panel Q&A                                                                        
An opportunity to ask the presenters your questions

Australian Grape & Wine 2021 Industry Briefing

Australian Grape & Wine hosted a Livestream of our Annual Industry Briefing on Tuesday 20 July 2021, broadcasting on YouTube and Facebook platforms.

Watch a full recording of the Industry Briefing on our YouTube Channel to hear our speakers talk about the current federal political environment, the outlook for the Australian wine sector, climate change, the state of play for our sector following China’s import duties decision, marketing Australian wine in the new world, what’s trending with the new consumer, and the role of innovation in transforming the wine sector of the future.

You can download copies of the presentation decks as below:

Tony Battaglene – The Australian Wine Sector – Predicting and crafting the future we want through advocacy.

Chris Auricht – Climate Change:  Why farmers need to plan now.

Tim Mableson – Australian Wine: The State of Play for grape and wine businesses post China fallout.

Alison Sinclair & Leigh Firkin – What’s new with today’s consumer and is wine keeping up with the trend?

Michele Allan – The role of “innovation” in transforming the grape and wine sector of the future.

Are you bogged mate?

Australian Grape & Wine is proud to bring Mary O’Brien and her Are you bogged mate?  program to wine regions around Australia. Join Mary O’Brien as she discusses mental health awareness for you and your workmates.

Dates, Times and Venues TBC

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Watch Mary O’Brien on Landline

Virtual Interactive Q&A: The Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases

On Thursday 8 October, Australian Grape & Wine held an interactive Q&A to learn about the Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases (the Code). 

Hear our guest panelists Tony Battaglene – Chief Executive of Australian Grape & Wine, Peter Hayes – Independent Chair Code Management Committee, Eric Wilkes – Group Manager Commercial Services at AWRI and Anna Hooper – Manager Industry Policy at Australian Grape & Wine discuss what’s new and what’s changed in the revised Code.  

Watch Webinar Recording of Q&A here

For further information on the Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases:

Read more on the Code

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Australian Wine Industry Grower Summit 2020

On Wednesday 26 August, Australian Grape & Wine presented the 2020 Australian Wine Industry Grower Summit.  The 2 hour virtual interactive summit covered water management, varieties and market trends, marketing your business to be a supplier of choice, succession planning and strategic planning for a business in 2020 – from a growers perspective.  

Watch a recording of the Summit

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