Thursday, March 5, 2009

McLaren Vale Yield Prediction


Based on the information we have at hand we can have an estimate of the total tonnage crushed in the McLaren Vale GI.


Some blocks have picked as high as 4 tonnes to the acre, 10 tonnes to the hectare, but more commonly they have been between 1.5 tonnes and to 2 tonnes to the hectare, 3.7 tonnes to 5 tonnes to the hectare.


Our estimate is 35,000 tonnes for the region, this is slightly up from vintage 2007 but down 25,000 tonnes from vintage 2008. The record crush for McLaren Vale was in 2004 at approximately 72,000 tonnes.