2013: A very late Tasmanian vintage


Tasmania’s 2013 vintage could be one of the latest ever, with cabernet sauvignon still to be harvested in several vineyards.

Late-harvest riesling for sweet wine is also still on the vines, and will probably be the last fruit picked.

Moorilla Estate (tasting notes) harvested its shiraz on Saturday night. Moorilla winemaker Conor van der Reest tweeted that he believed the 28 bins of Moorilla’s and Nick Glaetzer’s shiraz made the largest ever quantity of Tasmanian shiraz.

Moorilla’s cabernet was scheduled to be picked on Thursday, “one day shy of the latest ever,” Conor said.

Gamay in the Huon Valley was still to be picked, as well as cabernet and merlot at several vineyards, including Cape Bernier, Bream Creek and Nocton Park.

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