In the 2009 vintage how many bottles per hectare of vineyard was produced in New Zealand?
- (A) Less than 5000 bottles
- (B) 5000 to 10,000 bottles
- (C) More than 10,000 bottles
B. 5000 to 10,000 bottles. 285,000 tonnes of grapes were harvested from 31,000 hectares of productive vineyard, giving approximately 9.2 tonnes per hectare. Based on an average yield of 700 litres per tonne of grapes an average hectare would produce 8,586 bottles.
First published in KiaOra Magazine – May 2010.