Wine producers in Tasmania are already heralding a bumper year for the industry with the annual grape harvest only at the halfway mark, according to the Tasmanian press. Yields have increased and Claudio Radenti, winemaker at the east coast Freycinet vineyard, said the total Tasmanian yield could crack the 4,000 tonne barrier, breaking all records. The grape quality is also described as "exceptionally good" this year.