Monthly Archives: February 2018

Prolonged Drought and a Hot Summer = an early harvest for our dry land single estate Cabernet Sauvignon

What a challenging summer we have had this year! Fortunately, no bush fires (a miracle), but unrelenting heat each day, with only some respite provided by cooler evenings. But virtually no rain at all between October and late March. While many of our neighbours’ dams dried up completely we were lucky to have 7 good dams to provide some irrigation water for the vineyard.  The dry conditions brought birdlife in unprecedented numbers from further west, meaning we had to net […]