The vines for vintage 2020 are growing rapidly despite the lower rainfall this year. We are currently 150ml below our average rainfall position for this time of year (which the average for October is at 400ml). Thankfully due to the ongoing undervine mulching operations over the past two years we have great soil moisture protection which is helping keep the vines healthy.
The outlook for the upcoming summer is dry and hot, so our vineyard team will be busy keeping our vines watered. The continued drought around Australia is effecting everyone, but with careful planning we will be in a good position to have another fantastic vintage in 2020.