Courtesy of The Weekly Times’
Wine exports for the 12 months to March broke through $2 billion and last week Australia scored the second highest number of medals at the International Wine Challenge.
According to Wine Australia, the value of Australian wine exports has grown 13 per cent to $2.1 billion and volume increased by 3 per cent to 731 million litres.
Bottled exports grew 16 per cent to $1.7 billion, the highest value in five years.
Exports were destined for 119 countries and value increased to 79 of these, including the biggest five.
The US remained Australia’s top export destination by value, increasing by 4 per cent to $442 million.