About the NSWWIA
New South Wales Wine Industry – An Overview
NSW is the second largest wine producing State accounting for over 30 per cent of the A$5 billion Australian wine industry.
NSW grows over 26 per cent of the industry's specialist wine grapes and produces around 34 per cent of its wine.
1995, wine production in NSW has trebled to more than 480 million
litres in 2006. The area under vine has also increased from less than
15,000 to over 40,000 hectares over the same period.
Australian wine industry has a strong international focus, and exports
now generate some $3 billion per year, nearly 60 per cent of the
industry's total sales.
The value of wine exports from NSW has
increased nearly 700 per cent over the last decade and has exceeded
A$500 million per annum since 2003.
NSW is home to seven of
Australia's top twenty wine exporters, including Casella Wine, whose
yellowtail brand is the biggest selling imported wine in the USA.
The USA is NSW’s most significant market for wine accounting for some 50 per cent of the State’s wine exports.
Other major export markets for NSW wines are the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands and New Zealand.
Riverina (around Griffith and Leeton) is NSW's most productive region
accounting for more than half the State's wine production, followed by
the Murray Darling (north of the Murray River, principally around
Wentworth and Buronga) with around 25 per cent of production.
is also a significant contributor to regional economies in the Hunter
region, and around Mudgee, Cowra and Orange in the State's Central
Wine is a growing industry in various other NSW regions
including the Mid North Coast (Hastings region), New England,
Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, the Canberra district, Hilltops (around
Young) and Tumbarumba.
Through competitiveness in quality,
price, physical resources and technology, the Australian wine industry
is well on track to achieving its 30 year vision of becoming the
world's most influential and profitable supplier of branded wines by
2025, and to increasing its share of the world wine market to five per
cent by 2010.
Consistent with this strategy, the NSW wine
industry aims to capture 40 per cent of the industry's growth to become
the leading wine State in terms of size, quality, influence and