Tag Archives: South Australia

• It’s Happy Grenache Day Today! A Guide To Help You Celebrate

It’s Happy Grenache Day Today! A Guide To Help You Celebrate

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety. Set up by the Grenache Association the goal of today is to increase awareness of this widely-planted grape, which, it says, is the “most adaptable food-pairing wine in the world.” Grenache Association […]

• Got $168K burning a hole in your pocket? Penfolds unveils world’s most expensive wine

Got $168K burning a hole in your pocket? Penfolds unveils world’s most expensive wine

Penfolds Commemorates 2004 Block 42 with Limited Edition Ampoule. Penfolds, arguably the leading producer of Australian fine wine, will celebrate the provenance of a truly extraordinary wine, 2004 Block 42, with the launch of twelve limited edition Ampoules, the only wine released that has been completely encased in glass – no cork; no screwcap. Each […]

• The Most Expensive Wine in Australia

The Most Expensive Wine in Australia

Australia’s most expensive wine — a recently released Shiraz with a perfect score from an influential wine publication — costs a hefty 700 Australian dollars to 800 Australian dollars (US$700 to US$800) a bottle. But nobody seems deterred by it. All 400 cases of the wine, called the Laird, have sold. The 2005 vintage of […]

• South Australia Ombudsman to ensure wineries are paying a living wage

About 100 wineries and vineyards in South Australia will be targeted by the Fair Work Ombudsman this week to ensure seasonal and other workers are paid correctly. Five inspectors will visit businesses selected randomly from those operating in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions.

• Strong Australian dollar casts pall over embattled SA wine industry

THE unprecedented strength of the Australian dollar has cast a new pall of gloom over the embattled local wine industry, with some grape growers and smaller wineries struggling to survive. The strength of the dollar, which last week reached a brief moment of historic parity with the US greenback, is the latest in a string […]