AUS: Wineries urged to dump old stocks

By | 20 June 2006

Australia's peak wine grape grower organisation Winegrape Growers Australia has reportedly urged wineries to dump ageing, lower-quality stocks to help ease the country's wine glut.

The South Australian-based group had already called on growers to consider mothballing their vines to cut down the amount of fruit produced next vintage, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation report said today (20 June).

The group's chief executive, Mark McKenzie, said some wineries had refused to accept responsibility for the problem.

"Obviously they were very largely responsible for oversupply by giving strong market signals over many years for growers to plant and by paying high prices," he was quoted as saying.

"Our view is a way out of this is it has to be a shared solution and that the whole industry needs to look at reducing the yields for 2007."

Sectors: Wine

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