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Having kicked off on January 28 this year, the 2015 vintage was well underway in the Langhorne Creek Wine Region while both growers and winemakers were pleased with the consistently mild weather.
At the time of the report white and sparkling grapes had been harvested while red grapes were still being picked.
A group of Langhorne Creek vignerons assessed a local block containing various types of Shiraz vines ahead of picking and were pleased with what they saw.
Lian Jaensch, Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine executive officer, said although the dry season had called for keen water management among grapegrowers, their hard work has been paying off.
Perfect mild weather and cool nights has rewarded growers with steady fruit ripening and vibrant flavour development, Jaensch said. It is looking like a vintage with lower crop yields but disease pressure has been light and quality is looking very good.
According to those that attended the vineyard walk, Shiraz was one to watch from Langhorne Creek this season.