Southern Hemisphere Wine Harvest 2006

With too much wine already in stock, Australia was hoping for a smaller harvest this year but the 2006 crop is only slightly down on last year’s record levels. In the first of just-drinks.com’s southern hemisphere harvest reports, Penny Boothman assesses Australia’s 2006 vintage.

Harvest Report 2006 – Australia

6 June 2006

With too much wine already in stock, Australia was hoping for a smaller harvest this year but the 2006 crop is only slightly down on last year’s record levels. In the first of just-drinks.com’s southern hemisphere harvest reports, Penny Boothman assesses Australia’s 2006 vintage.

AUS: McGuigan announces writedowns

31 May 2006

Falling prices at home and abroad have forced McGuigan Simeon Wines to write down the value of its stock by up to A$20m (US$15.2m).

AUS: Riverland growers demand subsidies

30 May 2006

A group of Australian grape growers wants government subsidies to help survive a crippling wine glut.

AUS: E&T fights "misconceived" winding up order

25 May 2006

Australian winemaker Evans & Tate has said it will fight an attempt to wind up the company.

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