Leading manufacturer and supplier to Australian and international winemakers, AustFlavor, has announced a rebrand to AusGrape.
A division of Australian Vintage, operating out of its Buronga Hill winery in Australia’s famous Sunraysia region, AusGrape has provided Grape Juice Concentrate, Single Strength Grape Juice (Not From Concentrate) and Wine Dealcoholisation processing services to the Australian and international winemaking community for 35 years.
It has since grown to service food and beverage manufacturers, offering innovative grape derived products to multi-national beer, wine, spirit and confectionery manufacturers in Canada, USA, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
AusGrape Manager Rob Merrick says Austflavor’s rebrand to AusGrape proves Australian Vintage’s commitment to innovation and embodies the company’s values of precision, quality, and consistency.
“The investment from Australian Vintage in transforming Austflavor to AusGrape cements our commitment to improving the quality and enjoyment of grape-derived raw materials for Australia and the rest of the world.”
“Our dedicated and passionate team of experts has over 35 years’ experience creating grape derived products that elevate taste and colour in wine, food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. We are constantly upgrading our state-of-the-art facility to ensure we have the industry’s most advanced technology allowing us to create unique and exclusive products for our customers and our BRCGS AA+ accreditation shows our commitment to food safety,” says Merrick.
Merrick explains AusGrape’s three key products and services:
Grape Juice Concentrate
- Standard Concentrate (all major varieties)
- Premium Concentrate (Protein & Tartrate Stable)
- Preservative Free Concentrate (SO2 Free, Protein & Tartrate Stable; Red & White)
- Deionised Concentrate
Single Strength Grape Juice (NFC) (all major varieties)
- Wine dealcoholisation for blend alcohol reduction, NoLo and mid-strength wine ranges
- Grape juice evaporation, converting clients’ own single strength grape juice to concentrate and packed to drums or shipped in tankers
The Australian government recently issued a $3M Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant to fund a collaborative NoLo research initiative between AusGrape owner, Australian Vintage, and 10 industry partners. Australian Vintage will be the project lead of this co-operative initiative and will work closely with the partners to conduct research with a key objective of optimising the flavour and mouthfeel of NoLo products as well as drilling down into consumer and market insights of the category.