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2021 South Australia Winegrape Crush Survey

This important industry document is an essential planning reference. It is compiled annually by Wine Australia, with deidentified and aggregated planting data provided by Vinehealth Australia as per our Register. All explanations and definitions are included in the individual reports.

Included are:

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

Please direct any questions on methodology and data to Peter Bailey of Wine Australia at peter.bailey@wineaustralia.com or (08) 8228 2000.

All vintage survey data from 2015 onwards is now also available on Wine Australia’s new interactive Vintage Survey Dashboard. This dashboard is accessible without a login and provides national, state and regional vintage crush figures by volume and value, detailed tables on crush by variety and region, as well as average weighbridge purchase value by variety and region including price dispersion.

State summary report

State Summary Report 2021

Regional reports

Zone Region
Barossa zone (includes individual reports for Barossa Valley (including Barossa zone – other) and Eden Valley)  
Fleurieu zone (note there is no 2021 report for Fleurieu zone – other) Currency Creek
Langhorne Creek
McLaren Vale
Limestone Coast zone (includes individual reports for Coonawarra, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Robe, Wrattonbully, Limestone Coast zone – other)  
Lower Murray zone Riverland
Mount Lofty Ranges zone (note there is no 2021 report for Adelaide Plains) Adelaide Hills
Clare Valley
Other (note there is no 2021 report for SA other)  

2020 SAWCS

Year Full & State reports Zone Region
2020 Full Survey Report
State Summary Report
Barossa zone Barossa
Fleurieu zone Currency Creek
Fleurieu zone (other)
Langhorne Creek
McLaren Vale
Limestone Coast zone Coonawarra
Limestone Coast (other)
Padthaway
Wrattonbully
Lower Murray zone Riverland
Mount Lofty Ranges zone Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Plains
Clare Valley
Other SA other

2019 SAWCS

Year Full & State reports Zone Region
2019 Full Survey Report State Summary Report Barossa zone Barossa
Fleurieu zone Currency Creek
Fleurieu zone (other)
Langhorne Creek
McLaren Vale
Limestone Coast zone Coonawarra
Limestone Coast (other)
Padthaway
Wrattonbully
Lower Murray zone Riverland
Mount Lofty Ranges zone Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Plains
Clare Valley
Other SA other

2018 SAWCS

2017 SAWCS

2016 SAWCS

2015 SAWCS

2014 SAWCS

2013 SAWCS

2012 SAWCS

2011 SAWCS

2010 SAWCS

2009 SAWCS

2008 SAWCS

2007 SAWCS

2006 SAWCS

2005 SAWCS

2004 SAWCS

2003 SAWCS

2002 SAWCS

2001 SAWCS

2000 SAWCS

Year Full report Zone Region
2000 Full Survey Report    

Explanation of price data


The calculated average purchase value per tonne is the total purchase value of all fruit of a given variety, divided by the total tonnes purchased of that variety. This is a weighted average receival price. It does not include end use bonuses or other adjustments determined post-receival. It should be noted that there is an enormous range of different pricing arrangements – including per hectare pricing, fair market value, achievement of specifications, adjustments for district average etc. – and the average purchase value may not represent the price achieved by the majority of growers. Low prices may reflect prices paid for fruit delivered above the contracted amount, or fruit penalised for other reasons and is usually for very small quantities of fruit. Therefore it has very little influence on the average price.

Notes

  1. Own grown fruit is valued at the same average value as purchased fruit in order to determine a total value of grapes for each region. However, wineries do not supply pricing information for own grown fruit.
  2. Where there is no purchased fruit, or purchased fruit for which no pricing data has been supplied, an estimate of the value of the own grown fruit/purchased is made, using the calculated average price for other varieties of that colour in that region.
  3. The absence of lowest and highest prices means that fewer than three wineries supplied pricing data for that variety.