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CONCERN FOR LOCAL WINE SECTOR 

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It's becoming clearer that the upcoming local wine grape harvest will present challenges to the region.

A mass oversupply of red wine grapes, together with recent bumper vintages sees several wineries with high levels of stock on hand.

It’s understood some growers have been encouraged by wineries to consider to re-plant to more desirable white wine varieties, with some suggestion of payments for non-delivery of wine grapes of certain varieties being an option.

Some local wine figures have called for government intervention to assist the industry navigate the current situation, due in part to the loss of some key markets. 

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