NZ: NZ's Sauvignon Blanc Crops Down 30%-50%, Warns Grape Growers Association

By just-drinks.com editorial team | 10 May 2000

New Zealand wine growers are facing a huge drop in their Sauvignon Blanc crops because of poor weather.The Grape Growers Association now believes that yields in the Marlborough grape fields, the traditional growing area for SB in New Zealand, will be down 30% to 50% on last year.The smaller wineries are forecast to be hardest hit which may force them to look at co-operation ventures with the larger growers.

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New Zealand wine growers are facing a huge drop in their Sauvignon Blanc crops because of poor weather.The Grape Growers Association now believes that yields in the Marlborough grape fields, the traditional growing area for SB in New Zealand, will be down 30% to 50% on last year.The smaller wineries are forecast to be hardest hit which may force them to look at co-operation ventures with the larger growers.

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