Vintage Report 2014


The 2014 season started with good winter rains leaving both our dams full to capacity for summer. On 18 October we suffered a significant frost which reduced yields significantly. January saw severe heat wave conditions with 9 consecutive days at or above 35 degrees, and 4 consecutive days above 40 with the maximum of 46.9 degrees on 16 January. These conditions brought on an early vintage with picking starting on 6 February. Yields were significantly reduced but wine quality was very high.