2020 Vintage Report
The 2020 growing season began well with reasonable winter rainfall, however spring and summer rainfall was significantly below average. The 2019 calendar year rainfall was the lowest ever recorded for the Nuriootpa weather station. A cold windy flowering in November led to a hot dry December. A challenging growing season to say the least. Bacchus came to the rescue in the new year and offered mild January temperatures and wonderful 21mm of rainfall in February. Yields varied from vineyard to vineyard, but most were well below average. However, on a positive note, the fruit quality and resulting wine were concentrated in both colour and flavour. We wish we had more wine to share.