Australia’s report summary of 2017
The latest figures on total vineyard area in Australia are:
Total Area: 135,133 ha
– Shiraz holds 39,893 ha (30%).
– Chardonnay was the largest white variety with 21,442 ha (16%).
The total winegrape crush in 2017 was 1.98 million tonnes, of which South Australian regions accounted for 984,000 tonnes (51%). From this, winemakers produced 1.37 billion litres of wine – giving an average extraction rate of 689 litres/tonne.
There are estimated to be 2468 wineries and 6251 grapegrowers employing 172,736 full and part-time employees across 65 winegrowing regions in Australia, contributing over $40 billion annually to the Australian economy.
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