In 2013, a further impairment of shares worth approximately AUD 160 million took place, followed by the dismissal of David Dearie and the appointment of Acting Chief Warwick Every-Burns. This left the activity in a more fragile state, as shares fell by almost AUD 2 to just over AUD 4. Steamroller crushed millions of cheap wine bottles to eliminate excess inventory in the United States.  This ultimately resulted in a class action by angry shareholders, which was settled in 2017.   Australia`s largest listed winemaker had made China a central part of its growth strategy by distributing a series of penfold-led luxury labels to the prosperous and emerging middle class. The country accounted for about 30% of its total salary in the past year. Treasury Wine Estates is an Australian wine and sales company based in Melbourne. It was once the wine arm of Foster`s international brewing group.  In 2013, Treasury Wine had to destroy six million bottles of wine in the United States due to a massive oversupply.   The company has suffered from a number of costly depreciations since the Forsters split.  The company was accused of „channeling“ revenue by pushing wholesalers more than they wanted.   Until 2017, the Treasury had begun storing luxury wines and rationing their publication in China and the United States.
More money has been spent on marketing the most profitable brands.  Australia is China`s most dependent industrial economy and signed a free trade agreement with Beijing in 2015. But since 2018, when Canberra banned Huawei Technologies Co. from creating its 5G network, relations have been strained. They plummeted earlier this year when Morrison`s government called for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak, a move that shook China`s pride and sparked a flood of criticism that Australia was a puppet of the United States. Activities are divided into four regions: (1) Australia and New Zealand, (2) North and South America (i.e. only in the United States and Canada), (3) Europe (including Latin America) and (4) Asia (including the Middle East and Africa). Worldwide, the company claims to have access to more than 13,000 hectares of clean or leased vineyards with more than 3400 employees and 36 million drops of wines sold in fiscal 2017.  Treasury Wine Estates dates back to the creation of several New World vineyards in the 19th century. These include Lindeman`s and penfolds in Australia and Beringer Vineyards in the United States. In 2015, the Ministry of Finance reportedly began to reduce its presence in the UK market in order to focus on Asia, where margins were much higher.
 Later that year, Treasury purchased most of the wine business of the London-based multinational diage.  Treasury Wine tried to take advantage of the strong demand for penfold in China by combining it with Wolf Blass and Rawson`s Retreat.   According to a 2018 report, China accounts for half of the Treasury`s turnover in Asia and 80% of its growth in the region.  There has been a massive influx of supply from some traders in China, which would have been sitting on stocks of up to three years and large discounts at wholesalers and retailers.  Despite rising taxes and transportation costs, Rawson`s Retreat sold in China for less than in Australia, and some merchants even gave it away for free if they were bundled with premium wine.  One of the challenges of the Ministry of Finance is to reorient Chinese wines without overcharning other markets and sacrificing profit margins.