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Austwine Exports Pty Ltd.

5/5-7 Union Street, 5069 Stepney, South Australia

Telephone +61 8 8363-5188
Fax +61 8 8363-6188

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.01  Australia
  •  South Australia
  •  Riverland
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.01  Australia
  •  South Eastern Australia

Our products

Product category: Riverland, South Eastern Australia

Export Processes

Under Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations, all wine shipments in excess of 100 litres require export approval. For approval to be granted the following processes must be followed:

The Exporter must have an export licence;
The wine must be registered as a product with the Australian Grape and Wine Authority prior to export; and
Each individual shipment must have an approved export permit.
Further information on the wine export approval process can be found on the Australian Grape and Wine Authority website.

In addition to the standard approval process for wine, bulk wine is also subject to some additional procedures. The following processes must be followed for bulk wine exports:

  • The consignee (packaging facility) must be certified in accordance with 1 of 6 quality managements standards approved by Australian Grape and Wine Authority;
  • The exporter must adhere to the “Procedure for the preparation and transportation of bulk wine; and
  • Records and retention samples of each loading should be kept, as Australian Grape and Wine Authority inspectors have the power to audit the loading and dispatch process.
The Australian Grape and Wine Authority provides further information on the bulk wine approval process.

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Product category: Riverland, South Eastern Australia

Bulk Wine Shipping Options - FLEXI-TANKS

A flexi-tank is a one-way bag used for transport of bulk wine, which is fitted inside a 20’ shipping container. Flexi-tanks are available in a range of sizes, however the most common and economical way of transporting bulk wine is in a 24,000 litre flexi-tank.

The composition and features of flexi-tanks can vary differently between suppliers. Most suppliers combine the supply of the flexi-tank with a freight forwarding service, which provide you with a total bulk wine transport solution. Austwine can assist by recommending reputable suppliers of flexi-tank services.

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Product category: Riverland, South Eastern Australia

Bulk Wine Shipping Options - ISO-TANKS

An ISO-Tank is a tank container, which provides a safer and more reliable, yet more costly alternative to a flexi-tank. ISO-Tanks can vary is size from 24,000 litres to 26,000 litres, and can be reused over and over again. It should however be noted that due to road weight restrictions, larger capacity ISO-Tanks (25,000 & 26,000 litre) may not be allowed to travel on some Australian roads.

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Product category: Riverland, South Eastern Australia


Incoterms are internationally recognised terms of trade, which govern the responsibilities of the buyer and seller.  A series of three-letter trade terms related to common sales practices, the Incoterms rules are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. The Incoterms rules are accepted by governments, legal authorities and practitioners worldwide for the interpretation of most commonly used terms in international trade. They are intended to reduce or remove altogether uncertainties arising from different interpretation of the rules in different countries.

The majority of Australian wine is sold Free on Board (FOB), requiring the consignee to arrange freight from the port of shipment via their nominated carrier.

First published in 1936, the Incoterms rules have been periodically updated, with the eighth version—Incoterms 2010—having been published on January 1, 2011.  The International Chamber of Commerce have an online shop where you can order this book .  You can also purchase a handy wallchart poster which summarises each Incoterm and the responsibilities of each party.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection also provide a simple summary of Incoterms in their Reference Guide.

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Product category: Riverland, South Eastern Australia

Wine Regions and Wineries

Australian Wine Regions
The Australian wine industry is organised geographically into wine zones, wine regions and sub-regions. The Geographic Indications (GI) are integral to the marketing of wines and to protect the use of regional names. For a wine to carry a regional name, it must consist of at least 85% of fruit from that region. A Wine Australia website provides an informative look at Australian wine regions.

An excellent interactive map on an external website can be found by clicking here.

Australian Wineries
Australia has an abundance of vineyards and wineries which supply the domestic and export markets.

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About us

Company details

When Austwine Exports was established in 1993 by two long time wine industry export executives, Bryn Haugaard & Gerry Hargrave, their mission was to assist small to medium wineries export branded wine. Jim Moularadellis joined Austwine in 1998, and added his bulk wine expertise to the business, which saw it grow rapidly. At this time a domestic arm, Austwine Brokers, was also established to facilitate the sale of bulk wine between domestic wineries in a low cost and easy manner.

Today, Austwine employs 5 full time wine sales professionals, and has the largest bulk wine sales team in Australia. We aim to be a fast acting team who are proactive, creative, and strategic, with absolute dedication to successful outcomes for both buyers and sellers.

We help our clients be more successful.

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