2016 South Australia Winegrape Crush Survey

In 2016 a new survey administered by Wine Australia, called the Wine Sector Survey, was introduced as the single point of data collection for the South Australian Winegrape Crush Survey (WGCS), Wine Australia’s Price Dispersion Survey, the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia Vintage Survey and the Murray-Darling / Swan Hill Wine Grape Crush Report.

Since 2008 the production of the WGCS survey has been fully funded by the South Australian Wine Industry Association, the Wine Grape Council of South Australia and the Department of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia.

This important industry document is an essential planning reference and includes:

  • Regional vintage statistics by variety
  • 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 region
  • Historical trends and comparisons with previous vintages

Please direct any questions on methodology and data to Peter Bailey of Wine Australia at

Complete report

WGCS SA Final Report 2016

State summary report

State Summary Report 2016

Regional reports

Zone Region
Barossa zone Barossa Valley
Eden Valley
Fleurieu zone Currency Creek
Fleurieu zone (other)
Langhorne Creek
McLaren Vale
Limestone Coast zone Coonawarra
Limestone Coast (other)
Lower Murray zone Riverland
Mount Lofty Ranges zone Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Plains
Clare Valley
Other SA other


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.


  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.