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World’s smallest wine vintage since 1961 may spell good news for Aussie producers

The world may produce the least wine this year in half a century¬†after small grape harvests in Italy, France and Spain, a global wine organisation said, forecasting¬†higher prices for bulk and entry-level wine. That could spell good news for Australian producers, which had a solid year. The global 2017 vintage is estimated to slump 8.2 […]

October 25th, 2017
Topic: Grape vines, STATISTICS, WORLD SUPPLIES Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Redback spiders found in Australian grapes by several people

Five people have found redback spiders in bags of Australian grown grapes in recent weeks. Photo: Letitia Rowlands Nevermind checking the toilet seat, it seems deadly redback spiders are making their homes in bags of grapes from the local supermarket. A mother in Sydney’s north is one of five people to find redback spiders in […]

March 10th, 2015
Topic: Grape vines, spiders snakes scorpions, SUPERMARKETS Tags: None

Severe hail storms damage vineyards across Western Australia’s great southern and south west wine regions

Vineyards in the south of Western Australia could see yield losses of up to 30 per cent after they were hit by damaging hail storms this week. Severe thunderstorms struck the South West and Great Southern regions on Wednesday evening. Wineries in Frankland and Pemberton were hardest hit, with reports of hail completely stripping vines […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Grape vines, STATES, WEATHER, Western Australia Tags: , ,