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Vintage 2012 in NZ

Vintage 2012 statistics just arrived.

* A total of 269,000 tonnes of fruit was harvested (in NZ), which is 18% down on last year. Marlborough was 23% down (56,000 tonnes).

* Sauvignon Blanc is still by far the most dominant variety, making up just under 70% of the country’s total production.

* Close to 72% of the vintage came from Marlborough, with Hawkes Bay contributing 11% of the total yield, Gisborne 4% and the rest of the wine regions combined making up 10%.

Vicarage Lane’s own vineyard produced 86.65 tonnes of Sauvignon Blanc…