Vineyards 21 days slower than last season - UPDATE 16/9/2010
This Riesling vineyard in McLaren Vale is now past bud burst. The season is running dramatically behind last season.
On this date last year the vines looked as pictured below. They had been hit by a hail storm in the week proceeding, which had caused some leaf botrytis. Interestingly they were to be hit again on the 22nd/23rd of September by another hail storm.