The conditions across the 2003 vintage varied greatly, most growers and producers reporting various yields and quality of fruit across the valley. The very hot and dry summer resulted in crops looking lower than average for the first few months of the vintage, this dry spell was quickly ended during the month of February when most parts of the valley experienced rain of between 2-3 inches in the old scale. This resulted in some growers experiencing ‘split berries’ which also reduced yields. Thorn-Clarke also had lower yields than previous years however the quality looks great.
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