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August 15, 2016

was the culmination of a very good season. A wet winter ushered in a mild spring with below average rainfall. Generally dry conditions persisted throughout the summer, but without the killingly hot days that shut down vine metabolism. There was little disease pressure...

August 15, 2016

In spring 2013 a series of late frosts burnt newly-burst buds in many parts of the state. We escaped that. Bud-burst here is later than almost anywhere.

There was a cold snap around the time of flowering. Missed that too, for a comparable reason.

From December to March,...

August 15, 2016

The 2013 vintage went well – by comparison with the 2011 (rain!) and 2012 (wasps!@**#!!!) very well. We picked on March 16th under perfect conditions at a Baume of 14 degrees. There had been a few days of light smoke haze in late January, but in pre-harvest cold-soaked...

August 14, 2016

The 2012 Mount Terrible Vintage is now safely in barrel and going though malo-lactic fermentation. Too early to predict how this wine will develop, other than to say it has surprisingly lifted fruit (considering that 2012 was another wet, slow ripening year in our part...

August 14, 2016

The 2011 Mount Terrible Vintage has been in barrel for nearly 15 months, and it is now starting to reveal the wine it will become. The season was a difficult one for most of us in the Eastern states, with cool wet conditions right through to picking, which in the Jamie...

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