Bottled and bulk wine exports from Australia
Wine Exporting From Australia
Exported wine is in two major categories – bottled wine shipping and bulk wine shipping.
Choices for wine shipping
Bulk wine is exported either in food-grade ISO tanks or bulk in bladders in 20ft General Purpose (GP) containers, depending on the destination and distance. Bladders in 20′ GP containers are cheaper than ISO tanks, however, they do tend to sweat and leakage can occur. They are therefore not usually recommended or used for long haul destinations such as Europe.
Shorter haul locations are more suitable for wine stored in bladders. The shorter journeys will generally result in less wastage and be more cost-effective. The ISO tanks, however, will be a safer way to bulk ship wine, or any liquids for that matter.
Australian wine exported in bulk can be bottled at the destination for local consumption. Often it is blended with wine produced in the country of destination and is then bottled and sold as that country’s wine. This usually happens with countries that might impose a high import tax or restrictions on bottled wine.
Interestingly enough, this used to be a common situation with exporting to New Zealand. This is now a small business and in some cases is now happening in reverse with the importing New Zealand wine into Australia.
Due to the fact that wine is grown and produced in more and more countries, wine exporting is not likely to show any sustained growth. Despite this, there will always be a certain level of market.
If you have any requirements for bulk wine shipping or bottled wine exporting or importing, please come and speak with us. We can help get your product to your overseas consumers.