Vintage 2018 kicked off last week (Jan 25th) with an early harvest of Muscat for our Sparkling Lizzie. This is now fermenting and is looking excellent, if we do say so ourselves! It has beautiful fruit characters, and that refreshing zing that should make a great sparkling wine.
The rest of the whites (Chenin & Viognier) are well on the way too, as well as Shiraz for rosé.
Our red wine harvest is looking like commencing in mid-February. This is a bit earlier than average, but we have had earlier years in the past. Last year was about 2 weeks later, but 2016 was about a week earlier.