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Wine continued

This first stage of growth in the Western Australian wine industry reached its peak in 1948.  By then over 4,000 hectares of land were under vine.  That such a large proportion of these vines produced table grapes for export, a practice which began in 1918, and dried fruit to supplement the living of sheep and wheat farmers, while fortified wines were the main produce of local wineries, gives an indication of the unsophisticated nature of the Western Australian industry when compared with other wine producing regions in the world.


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