Vintage Summary (the finale)
Vintage is over with the last of the reds coming in over the Easter weekend. The quality is looking fantastic overall, with both whites and reds showing intense rich flavours.
Sauvignon blanc and cabernet crops were a little down on last year due to strong winds and storms during the flowering period in November, but generally yields have been good.
The hard work has started in the winery with regular pump overs and plunging, digging out of tanks and pressing off the shiraz and cabernet this week. This work is often done by our burly men with their shirts off, but I'm disappointed to report that the sudden cold change has prevented that so far.
Beside all the activity, everything around here is smelling quite delish! Here's to the 2013 wines!