NZ Winegrowers have now announced the tonnage of this vintages grapes, and its down by a whopping 21%!

This means that the Doom-and-gloom merchants were right this year, and there were none more down with the Doom Vibe than Richelle Tyney of Greywacke. As soon as I delivered the crisp $100 note to her, she was off to the pub to blow it in one hit and cheer herself and her workmates at Greywacke up! If you’d like to remind yourself how close your guess could have been if only …, then click here

In case you were wondering, Here’s the last 10 vintages, and next let’s plan how we going to get the volumes up for next year so that we can all improve our sales forecasts!