Wine Master makes interesting comment.

Wine Master Winsor Dobbin, the Sunday Examiner wine writer made some interesting comments regarding grape handling, especially considering that most of the major wine brands in Tasmania are picked by mechanical harvesters, these harvesters are very rougth in the way they take the fruit from the vine.

He went on to say “If you have not done the right thing in the vineyard , then you are never going to produce a great wine”, he said “The more attention you pay to the vines and treat them gently when they are picked then the better your wine should be”

Of course mechanical harvesting reduces the need for manual labour, so do we lose quality by cutting overheads.

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