March 7, 2012 - 10:40
The 2012 harvest began with Sauvignon Blanc, but by Monday, February 27, all major varietals in all grape producing regions were in the process of being harvested. The majority of grapes harvested have had a minimum guaranteed price, which will only be fixed in June and there has been a noticeable increase in purchasing of grapes at these fixed prices. The expected final volume is still unclear, but appears to be similar to last year. The drought appears to have had a negligible effect on the harvest, but it will not be known until March.
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