BC Wine Institute Media Release – For immediate Release
2011 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report: Overall Tonnage Increases Despite Challenging Vintage
May 14, 2012 (Kelowna, BC) - Despite 2011 being one of the coolest vintages on record, the 2011 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report shows that the total tonnage* has increased by a whopping 28% over last year, from 17,732 tons in 2010, to 22,722 tons in 2011.
According to BCWI Director and BC Grape Growers’ Association Past-President Manfred Freese of Sun Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos, “In spite of the large tonnage increase over last year, the crop levels are actually simply returning to normal industry levels, yielding approximately 80% of the potential crop.”
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