Autumn 2011

September 2010 started as August finished with rain recorded most days, however the temperatures remained consistent and this continued through into October. This settled weather and even temperatures delivered not a single frost in this tender time of the season for growth. Vine growth was rapid in October due to the amount of ground moisture combined with the warm temperatures and an early assessment suggested the potential yields would be adequate due to the amount and size of the inflorescences. Flowering conditions were perfect for all varieties and in the lead up to Christmas the winds arrived at the perfect time to help slow vine growth and vigour. January 2011 saw 70mLs of rain fall later in the month and as we don’t irrigate this was helpful to regain energy for the vines coming into verasion. The vineyard has looked immaculate throughout the season and the balanced vines look to deliver a fine quality vintage.