Wine harvest predicted to surpass 2015 vintage
New Zealand’s strong export market should be able to let wine producers cope with the 2016 vintage, which is shaping up to be larger than last year’s. Michael Cooper said a just released Rabobank report on the size of the vintage was supported by anecdotal evidence from growers he had been speaking with. However Wine New Zealand said it was not in a position to release any official figures for another month. Rabobank described this year’s vintage as providing volumes which would be “just right”.