Vintage Summary

Published on: 19th April 2024

Getting Started

February 15th, 2024

In the lead up to Vintage 2024, our high-vigour vines set the stage for phenomenal winter pruning – providing perfect cane pruning material. The timely moderate temperatures during flowering and fruit set throughout October and November created ideal conditions for the development of quality fruit. Despite facing challenges over the spring and summer, namely high rainfall and humidity, our dedicated vineyard team worked tirelessly around the clock.

A Chardonnay hand-pick of Mendoza clone from our expressive Y02 block marked our first harvest of the season on February 9th. A week or so earlier than expected thanks to the consistently warm temperatures over the past few weeks. Long-term forecasts predict ideal vintage weather to continue – warm days and cool nights. Here’s to an excellent season ahead. It certainly looks like the year of Chardonnay and Pinot.

Wrapping Up

April 5th

April 4th marked the official wrap on Vintage 2024. In what transpired to be a very compressed season, our reds came off thick and fast; Shiraz, Cabernet, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo looking as beautiful as ever.

Our last picks went to Viognier, for our much-adored Cane Cut Viognier, a small-make exclusive to our Cellar Door.

“Fruit quality is looking really fantastic. Some excellent Chardonnay and Pinots are in the bag. Shiraz and Cabernet look very promising also; plenty of ripe fruit, silky tannin and flavour.”⁠

Brendan Hawker, Chief Winemaker

The Team

Without our brilliant vineyard and winery teams, we would not be able to bring our iconic wines to you each vintage. Thank you to everyone involved, from our Chief Winemaker Brendan Hawker, Chief Viticulturalist Rod Harrison, our senior winemakers, cellar hands, and everybody else that dedicate time and effort to the trade. Here’s to Vintage 2024!