Good Winter rains resulted in 20% higher than average rainfall which charged up the soil moisture reserves. Warmer Spring temperatures ensured vines got the healthy start to the growing season they required. Very little rain fell during December and the first few weeks in January. However mid-January we saw 30mm of rain fall at the perfect time to ensure healthy vine and grape ripening. Near perfect growing conditions continued for the rest of the season producing small berries resulting in great colour and varietal flavour.