The South Australian winegrape crush was 805,851 tonnes in 2022. This was 14% below the state’s record crush of 2021 and 6% above the 10-year average (2012-2021) of 759,457 tonnes.

That’s according to the 2022 South Australian Winegrape Crush Survey Report, which was released this month by Wine Australia and can be found here. Vinehealth Australia contributed aggregated and deidentified vineyard planting data from our South Australian Register for the report.

The report is an essential planning reference and includes:

  • State summary statistics by region and variety;
  • Planting details for the state, zone and large regions;
  • Historical trends and comparisons with previous vintages;
  • Regional vintage statistics by variety; and
  • Average purchase value per tonne for each variety, and total value of the crush in reported regions.

Other key stats from the report include:

  • Most regions declined in tonnes crushed compared with 2021, with the biggest decreases in Wrattonbully and Adelaide Plains.
  • The top four regions by volume were the Riverland with 506,769 tonnes, Barossa Valley (including Barossa zone other) which crushed 49,639 tonnes, Langhorne Creek with 36,394 tonnes and Coonawarra with 36,122 tonnes.
  • The total estimated value of the crush was $622 million, 25% less than the $829 million in 2021, reflecting the decreased volume combined with a decrease in the overall value.
  • Weighted average prices for the top variety in the major regions generally decreased if it was red and increased if it was white.
  • Over the previous year, the net area under vine decreased by 24 hectares, to a total area of 76,153 hectares.
  • Eighty percent of all the new plantings were red varieties, with Shiraz making up nearly half of all new plantings, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.
  • Riesling, Fiano, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris were the most planted white varieties by area.
  • The largest area of new plantings in the state was in the Riverland, followed by the Barossa Valley.

To access the 2022 Report and previously published reports, click here.

All vintage survey data from 2015 onwards is now also available on the Wine Australia interactive Vintage Survey Dashboard and does not require a login to access.

For questions relating to crush figures, contact Peter Bailey at Wine Australia via email or phone (08) 8228 2000. For questions relating to planting information, contact Vinehealth Australia via email at or phone (08) 8273 0550.