2018 Wine Grape Crush Data
James looks at the 2018 vintage crush data. What's up, what's down... 3min video
The reported harvest from McLaren Vale was 35,650 tonnes in 2018, compared with 44,153 tonnes in 2017 – a decline of 19%.
Over the past five years, the average crush has been 36,408 tonnes. This year’s vintage was very similar to the average. The largest reported crush in the past five years was the 2017 crush while the smallest was 28,434 tonnes in 2015.
The total estimated value of the fruit was $60 million, down from $71 million in 2017, reflecting the decreased tonnage. Overall, average prices increased by 6% for red varieties and 5% for white varieties.
The average price of Shiraz increased by 7% to $1869 per tonne – the highest since 2008, while Cabernet Sauvignon also increased by 7%, reaching a record price of $1677 per tonne. The average price for Chardonnay increased by 10% to $781 per tonne.
Download the full report here: http://vinehealth.com.au/industry/sa-winegrape-crush-survey/