Vintage Report 2007

2007

The earliest harvest on record finishing in late February. It was a bloody difficult year with the Australian trifecta of frost, drought and fire. A heavy frost on September 25 caused severe damage. A second frost followed on the October 9 but caused little further grief. A third frost reduced the harvest even further. This was followed by drought conditions throughout late spring and summer. Mild to hot weather accelerated budburst and ripening, but yields are down. Bush fire smoke was a widespread issue for the vintage. Decided not to make any wine due to the lessons learned from the 2003 bushfires.