As dehydration occurs at the end of a busy harvest, the dried grape industry doesn't often spend time discussing the techniques, costs and efficiencies of the process.

This year we're having a great finish to the season, with some of the best drying conditions ever seen.

 While this means less time spent dehydrating, it's a great opportunity for growers to get together and discuss their dehydration systems.

All dried grape growers are invited to attend a block walk next week in Merbein, where we will look at some dehydration systems and share information about what works best. A barbecue will be held after the session.

Contact DFA to register on (03) 5023 5174 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The date for the session is Wednesday April 18 2018 at 5.30pm at Tony Martin’s property – 229 Main Avenue, Merbein