Vintage Reports, Years: 2012

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2012 vintage report for Mornington Peninsula (Victoria)

The Mornington Peninsula experienced little disease incidence this year, with some mildew in early season and some botrytis late in cooler areas. In a report from Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association’s executive officer Cheryl Lee, despite some significant rain events, the region’s vineyards remained clean and comfortable. A much easier season than 2011. Warmer areas started […]

2012 vintage report for Pyrenees (Victoria)

Harvesting of grapes for sparkling wine and those with lighter crops started mid-February in the small Pyrenees wine region, located between Bendigo and Grampians in central Victoria. It was about two-weeks earlier than the region’s average harvest dates, according to Pyrenees Grapegrowers and Winemakers Association president and DogRock Winery owner Allen Hart. “However, others started […]

2012 vintage report for Tasmania

Tasmania Growers in Tasmania are reporting good flavours and lower than average yields for the 2012 vintage, with prices about the same as last year. The Tasmanian winegrape vintage kicked off in late February and was still under way in early April. Frogmore Creek senior winemaker Alain Rousseau estimated yields were down 30% on last […]

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