Monday, February 12, 2007

2007 horror vintage for Victoria

The 2007 vintage in Victoria looks like being a disaster for may of the state's wineries. The bad news started in the spring of 2006 when severe frosts hit many vineyards just as the new buds were appearing. Now severe water shortages have vineyard managers struggling to keep vines alive, let alone producing a decent crop. In between time many vineyards in NE Victoria were damaged or threatened by bushfires.

The bright spot is that some wines which are produced could be of excellent quality, which is what happened in the last severe drought affected vintage of 2002

This article by Jeni Port looks at the effects of the season on prospects for the 2007 Vintage in Victoria.

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