Picking has officially finished for vintage 2019 with the pinot gris the last to come off the vine in April. These late harvest grapes will be part of something new and special for the 2019 vintage that we look forward to revealing in due course. Overall, it was an exceptionally dry summer, the likes of which we have not seen for many years. This resulted in an early vintage with picking commencing on the 6th March, with both the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes picked that day. With similar yields to last year, all signs are pointing to some beautiful wines from the 2019 vintage with a little less pinot noir and a bit more chardonnay. With their work done for the year, the vines can now rest, as can the vineyard crew for a few weeks before pruning will commence.
Ant Davenport, Viticulturist