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SA heatwave jangles vigneron nerves
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Welcome back. While you were away drinking – I trust it was good – something very interesting occurred. In Australia, the 2016 vintage has come very close to starting in 2015. For some in the warmest regions, it probably did. They’ll stay schtum. While harvest has well and truly commenced in some parts of the irrigated Murray-Darling Basin, the usual vintage rains in the sub-tropical Hunter have slowed its ripening and picking.