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WA begins harvest after mixed growing season
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Harvest for the 2016 vintage is underway in Western Australia with producers grateful for strong finish to the growing season. Winemakers say recent hot weather across the south west of the state has been a gift, after heavy rains threatened the start to harvest. The heavy rain that fell in mid-January had the potential to disrupt quality and could have created pest issues, just as many vineyards were about to start picking.