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28/01/2009

Shoalhaven Coast wine region looks to a bumper 2009 vintage

Growers in the Shoalhaven Coast wine region, on the southern coast of New South Wales, say the 2009 vintage is one of the most promising in recent memory. Commenting on the season to date, Rajarshi Ray, president of the Shoalhaven Coast Wine Association, said all growers in the region were reporting "a very strong vintage for 2009". "While there is still some time to go, most growers are saying that it is the most promising vintage for many years," Ray said. Shayne Bricker, owner of Two Figs Winery at Nowra, said, "We are thrilled with the progress of our vintage, and are looking forward to a bumper crop this year. Not only are the yields looking very sound, but the quality for which this region is becoming known for appears to have improved again this year". Further south, Rosie Cupitt, proprietor of Cupitts Winery and Vineyard Kitchen, agreed, saying, "After a few quiet seasons, 2008–09 is shaping up to be a banner year for Shoalhaven Coast wineries, and visitors should expect to taste amazing award-winning wines in the coming years".

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