Vintage Reports, Years: 2012

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2012 vintage report for Barossa Valley (South Australia)

A warmer spring and cooler summer saw the Barossa Valley begin vintage 2012 with some exceptionally healthy vines and expectations for early maturation. Barossa Grape and Wine Association Inc communications manager James March reported maximum mean temperatures in the Barossa in spring (September to November) were slightly above average, which led to good vegetative growth, […]

2012 vintage report for Riverland (South Australia)

Most Riverland wineries finished crushing before Easter, having launched into the start of harvest in late January. Riverland Winegrowers Association executive officer Chris Byrne reported that the region had experienced a good vintage for growers and wineries. “Despite some early nervousness caused by rain events and some fairly strong disease indicators most growers and viticultural […]

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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