Many of you, our clients, our team, and our industry mates will have heard of or made an entry in the WineWorks vintage tonnage sweepstake. Philip Gregan from NZ WineGrowers has recently announced the 2022 Vintage tonnage as being 532,000 tons.

This year, Karen Bryant of NZ WineGrowers picked 532,000 tons exactly, just pipping industry savants Jeff Sinnott of Constellation and Michael Ivicevich of Delegats, who were within a couple of thousand tons. There must surely be a lingering suspicion about Karen’s access to information in her role as NZ WineGrowers Information Systems Manager, but I will ensure that I apply the thumbscrews to extract the truth before I hand over the crisp new 100-dollar bill for her winnings:

(Click here to remind yourself how close your guess was)