We've rounded up the latest news from growers across the country to find out how their harvest is progressing.
Warm inland regions across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales are reporting yields close to long term average, with cool nights leading to good fruit quality. Following earlier hot spells the recent cool weather has seen ripening slow somewhat, leading to a delay in harvest for some varieties.
Reports of yields for the temperate and coastal regions in SA and Victoria vary, with some saying that they are slightly lower than the long-term average, but quality is very good. Grape maturity seems to be progressing well in these regions.
Western Australia has reported excellent quality fruit due to cool and dry periods in the build up to harvest. The white varieties being harvested at the moment look exceptional. The predicted warmer weather over the next few weeks comes at the perfect time to finish ripening of red varieties.
Tasmania is reporting strong yields with good fruit set, and while there were some earlier concerns about the heat around Australia Day, the vines and fruit still look good. The generally dry conditions has meant a good progress in ripening and very low disease pressure during harvest.