Low rainfall during winter combined with a very windy October and then patchy weather early season ; - this
resulted in slow vine growth initially. Some frost fighting was required, (some events as late as December) however
no damage was sustained. The weather warmed considerably to above average temperatures mid-season, enabling
healthy vine growth, and a favourably short flowering. Central Otago had fantastic summer weather and very warm
nights at times, so the season quickly caught up to normal timing and maturity progressed well. Cooler periods in
February did not change the overall flow of the season and we proceeded to pick in mild weather at the usual timing
in March/ April, with winter setting in shortly afterwards.
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