Low yields pave way for high quality West Australian vintage
Despite hail storms, an unusually warm spring and low yields, West Australian winemakers say they have finished a successful vintage. Growers in the south of the state say low volumes led to excellent quality in some varieties. Whereas further north, the Swan Valley pick is set to be one of the best vintages on record. For many growers, this year’s harvest was quite a long one. Some of those in the Swan Valley wine region kicked off their pick in December. Yet others were left wrapping up at the end of April.