Vintage Report 2010

2010

We had great winter rainfall some frost in October. Verasion in the pinot noir was between Christmas and New Years Eve closely followed by the white varieties and the reds. A mild to warm start to summer then extended heat during January. Both Brad and Casey worked in shifts to keep the irrigation rotation going 24 hours. Rain began to fall on the 5th of February giving relief to the vines cooling temperatures and slowing sugar ripening to allow flavour development. Over the next two weeks more rain fell and temperatures continued to remain in the high 20s - low 30s which was ideal.