Hunter vineyards cautious
Winemakers in the Hunter Valley in NSW are carefully monitoring conditions after heavy rains in NSW and are alert to the prospect of mould developing if there is a burst of sustained hot weather now.”It’s a watching brief in that part of the world,” he said.Around 1.7 million tonnes of grapes will be produced this year, he said. The lower dollar over the past two years should help an industry hit hard when the currency reached $US1.10 in mid-2011.At below US70¢, exporters are much more competitive against low-cost rivals from Argentina and Chile. “That puts us in the game,” Mr Evans said.
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