Vigorous vintage in the valley | Maitland Mercury




Things are ticking along nicely for the 2017 wine vintage

Things are ticking along nicely for the 2017 wine vintage, with vignerons quietly confident of a spectacular result.

Agnew Wines have taken off 100 tonnes of chardonnay, which winemaker Jeff Byrne said was “as clean as a whistle”.

Mr Byrne said while the yield was down about 20 per cent, the quality of the grapes was very high.

Last year about 40 per cent of grapes had to be dropped, whereas 100 per cent of the grapes have been collected this year.

“We’re pretty excited about the quality,” Mr Byrne said.

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