Vintage 2013 – around Australia's wine regions

Your quick link guide to vintage reports

Views over vineyards on the East Coast of Tasmania

Views over vineyards on the East Coast of Tasmania [©Winepros/VisitVineyards.com]

Vineyards in Margaret River
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Produce to Platter Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs - Oakridge Wines
Harvest at Leura Park Estate


2013 was a varied but overall good vintage in Australia's wine regions. In South Australia vintage was earlier than expected, the Mornington Peninsula had fantastic ripening weather but in New England, the region experienced a challenging season.

Some regions reported lower quantities than 2012, compensated by excellent fruit quality, whilst others are reporting subtle changes in fruit character.

In New England, grape growers had to contend with everything from rain and hail, storm and tempest followed by hot weather which saw some winemakers choose not to harvest this year.

In Tasmania vintage finished late, with both reds and whites still on the vines well into May some areas.

Here's your quick link guide to what happened where around Australia's wine regions this vintage and what wines might well be standouts later:


Regional wine associations (including NZ), if you'd like to add your vintage report or update the current report,  please email details to Kerry@VisitVineyards.com. If you'd like to include images as well, please email them to images@VisitVineyards.com 

May 27th, 2013
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