2014 Vintage Report
2014 was yet another rain effected harvest, that's 5 in a row ( no climate sceptics here). For most of the season it was warm and very dry. Then heavy rains in February turned the season on its head. Luckily we are getting good at managing adversity and only pick the best fruit and cut our losses on anything marginal.
We picked Pinot Gris straight after the rain whilst it was still sound, but had to leave the later varieties as they suffered more rain.
2015 Has started out similar to 2014 warm and very dry, but rain in early December has softened the conditions and allowed things to calm down a bit. There is good fruit set and as always we are hopeful of a great season.
Will keep you posted as to how January February pan out.