New Zealand has just recorded its biggest ever vintage, with yields up almost 40% from last season, according to the New Zealand Wine Growers. Data shoes that 285,000 tons of grapes were harvested in 2008, due mainly to a combination of an increased producing area and favorable growing conditions.
New Zealand is reportedly seeing strong demand in Australia, the UK and the U.S., among other markets. Could New Zealand wines replace Australia as the next big import?
Wine & Spirits Daily