Winemakers optimistic despite shortage

Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine chair Greg Follett is optimistic about this year’s vintage.

Hills winemakers are optimistic about this year’s vintage despite a nation-wide shortages of a key winemaking ingredient.
Diammonium phosphate (DAP) is a nitrogen-based ingredient commonly used in the winemaking fermentation process and its supply to Australia has been complicated by trade difficulties with China, with recent months seeing reduced supplies and shipment delays.