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The value vineyard becoming a premium producer

The value vineyard becoming a premium producer | Viticulture | Scoop.it
One of Australia's oldest family-owned wines continues to reinvent itself.
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Hunter vignerons under scrutiny by Fair Work during fruit-picking

Hunter vignerons under scrutiny by Fair Work during fruit-picking | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Fair Work inspectors says they are hopeful rogue labour hire firms will stay away from the Hunter's vineyards this summer harvest season.
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AGL challenged to hand in CSG exploration licence for Hunter vineyards

AGL challenged to hand in CSG exploration licence for Hunter vineyards | Viticulture | Scoop.it
The Hunter Valley Protection Alliance has challenged AGL Energy to hand in its remaining CSG exploration licences for the Broke-Fordwich vineyard area.
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Baird offers more talk on protection for Hunter wine, horse and tourism zones

Baird offers more talk on protection for Hunter wine, horse and tourism zones | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Premier Mike Baird has repeated his commitment to visit the Hunter Valley amid horse and wine industry demands to address land use conflicts in the region.
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Hunter Valley winemakers question cellar door licence fees

Hunter Valley winemakers question cellar door licence fees | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Hunter Valley vignerons say they should not have to pay a licence fee as part of government efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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Significance of Hunter wine region overlooked: historian

Significance of Hunter wine region overlooked: historian | Viticulture | Scoop.it
A historian tracing the story of the wine industry in the Hunter Valley says Australia needs to recognise the importance of its vineyards.
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Vine removalists pull out Hunter vineyards

Vine removalists pull out Hunter vineyards | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Hunter grapevines are being pulled out at a rapid rate.
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Hunter Valley industries call for protection from coal mine expansion

Hunter Valley industries call for protection from coal mine expansion | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Horse breeders and wine and tourism groups want permanent protections to be passed within 100 days of the new parliament.
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Hunter vignerons urged to rethink using wastewater for irrigation

Hunter vignerons urged to rethink using wastewater for irrigation | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Hunter Valley vignerons are being urged to consider better ways to re-use wastewater, using new guidelines developed by the CSIRO.

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Alejandro Moreno S.'s curator insight, January 12, 2015 6:18 PM

"We could not detect any effect," she said.

"We think that winery wastewater should be utilised, rather than wasted."

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A robot to help improve wine production

A robot to help improve wine production | Viticulture | Scoop.it
A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will...

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"The major advantage of this project is the availability of a large quantity of automatically obtained data that any user will be able to interpret easily, since it is represented on simple maps; it will also allow the wireless transmission of information."

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Wine industry over a barrel

Wine industry over a barrel | Viticulture | Scoop.it
After 20 years of prosperity, the Australian wine manufacturing industry is in crisis.
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French toast Champagne's addition to World Heritage register

French toast Champagne's addition to World Heritage register | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars where the world's most famous sparkling wines are produced are listed as a world heritage site.
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Treasury Wine Estates eyes 'big' growth in China

“Treasury Wine Estates has turned around its China business and is targeting annual sales growth approaching 20 per cent over the next five years, helped by the recently signed free trade agreement and declining sales of Chinese-made wine.”
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Winemakers expecting little impact from rise in Australian dollar

Winemakers expecting little impact from rise in Australian dollar | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Hunter winemakers say they have not been caught off guard by fluctuating currency markets as they prepare to export their prized 2014 white wines.
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Hunter vignerons turn noses up at use of winery effluent to irrigate grapes

Hunter vignerons turn noses up at use of winery effluent to irrigate grapes | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Hunter Valley vignerons say there is no way they would use winery effluent to irrigate grape crops.
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Pre-election plea from Hunter vignerons and horse breeders for extended buffer zones

Pre-election plea from Hunter vignerons and horse breeders for extended buffer zones | Viticulture | Scoop.it
The Hunter Valley's thoroughbred breeding and wine tourism industries want a 10km buffer zone to protect them from mining activity.
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AGL rejects call for extended Hunter Valley buffer zones

AGL rejects call for extended Hunter Valley buffer zones | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Energy company AGL has rejected a call by the Hunter Valley's wine, tourism and thoroughbred industries for a 10-kilometre buffer.
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Premier and Planning Minister confident they can 'get the balance right' on Hunter coal

Premier and Planning Minister confident they can 'get the balance right' on Hunter coal | Viticulture | Scoop.it
Premier Mike Baird says his government will be able to make better informed decisions as a result of a tour of the Hunter Valley.
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The NSW Government has been backing the wrong Hunter Valley horse – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The NSW Government has been backing the wrong Hunter Valley horse – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Viticulture | Scoop.it
For years NSW government policy has been backing mining in the Hunter Valley. But as the industry declines, it's time to remember the industries that made the region great in the beginning.
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Mining industry says 10km buffer zone is 'unrealistic'

Mining industry says 10km buffer zone is 'unrealistic' | Viticulture | Scoop.it
The mining industry has dismissed as 'unrealistic' calls for a larger buffer zone to protect the Hunter's wine and horse industries,
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Hunter industries take aim at mines - Agriculture - General - News - The Land

Hunter industries take aim at mines - Agriculture - General - News - The Land | Viticulture | Scoop.it
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Wheel turns full circle at Mount Pleasant winery in Hunter Valley | Australian Wine Companion

Wheel turns full circle at Mount Pleasant winery in Hunter Valley | Australian Wine Companion | Viticulture | Scoop.it
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The five bottlenecks in Australia’s wine industry

The five bottlenecks in Australia’s wine industry | Viticulture | Scoop.it
IBISWorld has released its Wine Manufacturing in Australia 2012-13 report, and lists five key inhibitors to growth and success in the industry.
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Winetitles Media | Wine Industry Statistics - Australia's largest wine companies by winegrape intake

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How climate change could alter food and wine in Aus

“Wine grape growing is Australia's largest fruit industry and you'll find few climate sceptics among winemakers. Many are already seeing their grapes ripen earlier because of temperature rise.”
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