Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wine anyone?

Queensland's biggest wine producer, is extending an offer which some embattled southern producers might just leap at.

Sirromet, which has extensive vineyards in the Queensland wine capital, says growing conditions on the Granite Belt have produced plenty of high quality fruit. Sirromet will crush approx 350 tons of fresh aromatic whites this year and already 25 percent has been picked and is in the bank.

Commenting on the huge temperatures which are affecting grapes down south, Sirromet chief winemaker Adam Chapman said, "Some vines and districts have lost all of their whites ." The big Queenslander is prepared to assist with some wine volume for white wines. For more - click