The latest figures released last month in a major agriculture industry report revealed that wine-makers are doing it tough with high power prices.
Australia has more than 65 wine growing regions and more than 2468 wineries, producing more than 1.3 billion litres of wine in 2016.
Wine making is an energy and water intensive industry relying heavily on electricity, fuel and refrigeration. According to the Australian Wine Research Institute, heating and refrigeration makes up more than 45% of a wineries total electricity usage.
The South Australian Wine Industry Association conducted research in 2017 that estimated irrigation water pumps accounted for 25% of tota...