Tough season for Terra Vitae Vineyards

Tough season for Terra Vitae Vineyards
Terra Vitae is among vineyards suffering a drop in yields as a result of poor weather during flowering. (Photo: NZME)
Rebecca Howard
Terra Vitae Vineyards said this week its total yield from this year's harvest was 4,044 tonnes, some 20% below its budgeted tonnage. “This reflects the results industry-wide, which is reporting drops of 20%-30% in the Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay regions,” it said. “The drop in yields is a result of the poor weather conditions during flowering, resulting in lighter and lower numbers of bunches.”The previously signalled lower grape price and “low yields will have a significant impact on Terra...

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