A successful vintage and excellent reviews is the news.
Vintage was early, our crops modest and the quality excellent. All our fruit was hand picked and we finished on the 31st of March which is our earliest finish ever. Low crops on healthy vines that ripen early are fundamentals of quality. The weather was kind with lovely sunny, warm days and minimal rain. I am pleased we didn’t extend into April because the weather was cool and drizzly which is a nightmare for the grower because it is so hard to hand pick dry grapes.
We have had great response to our 05 Sauvignon Blanc, especially after the James Halliday 95 points in his top 101 Tasting.
In addition we had a most complimentary review from Ralph Kyte-Powel in The Age on our 05 Riesling.
In my view we are well served by our independent wine writers in this country with their eclectic tastes and international perspective. They do a great deal to alert the consumer to new, interesting and different wines and I for one value their comments greatly.