Vintage Report 2003

2003

We had an early start to the growing season with a warm dry spring but not much water in the dams or sub soil. A hot, dry summer followed with bushfires threatening vineyards late January and early February. The vintage started very early with whites harvested from the second week of February. Bushfires and severe drought ravaged the region. Smoke haze blanketed the vineyard for several days. While we persisted with picking, the wines made from grapes picked after the fires were impacted and not to our required standard.