Total Australian winegrape production is forecast to fall by 13% to 1.6MT in 2008-09. ABARE has published its figures in the media today.
Comment: Note this is a forecast only. ABARE is commissioned by the GWDC to publish forecasted winegrape figures.
This must be a difficult task. Picking is only part way completed in climates cooler than central South Australia. Where do harvest figures from Victoria, the South East of SA and other cooler regions fit?
One of the key issues that facing the Australian wine industries direction is good figures and meaningful statistics.