Rob Gibson provides a report on the 2015 vintage…
Winter Rains were above average but Spring and early Summer was very dry. Good rain in January rescued the situation. Early season temperatures in October and November were well above average enhancing rapid development.
Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression despite very early ripening. Excellent sugar to acid ratios were a reflection of cool nights and moderate temperatures.
Harvest was almost a month early, commencing 11th February with the Western Ridge Shiraz.