It’s never a dull moment at Peter Lehmann and our viticulturist Tony Marshall says vintage ‘18 is approaching quickly, largely due to increasingly warmer days and nights since the New Year.
“The growing season started well with plenty of moisture in the ground for vines to jump out and race into some growth. Flowering and fruit set was quick with mild weather and no winds. A moist Spring meant canopy growth continued nicely and Shiraz bunches started to form. Small berries and loose bunches meant lighter crops and good quality – exactly what you want to be seeing as a viticulturist.
"Crushing for the early whites has already taken place, and the rest of the Barossa whites and reds aren’t far behind. An early Easter usually means an early vintage and this year looks no different. It’s shaping up to be another great year for Peter Lehmann wines.”