Vintage Reports, Years: 2012

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2012 vintage report for Geographe (Western Australia)

Demand for winegrapes has increased in the Geographe wine region after ideal ripening conditions led to “excellent” grape quality. Viticulturist Jim Campbell Clause says this season is dramatically different to last year in terms of prices, yields and quality. “Last season’s lack of winter and spring rainfall resulted in small canopies and light crops, whereas […]

2012 vintage report for Swan Valley (Western Australia)

Swan Valley growers were touting a quality vintage, thanks to a return to normal weather, after two consecutive hot and dry seasons the years prior. Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association president Julie Church said it had been a “cracker year”. “This year, we received excellent spring rains and generally mild summer temperatures. As a […]

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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