Firstly, a big happy New Year from the Kennedy Family. We were able to take a small break over the festive season and we hope you were able to do the same. Somehow it's late January, which means we're busy in the vineyard monitoring the grapes as they come close to maturity.
The weather was kind in early spring with a nice run of gentle, warm days resulting in good flowering and a sound fruit set. The recent spell of hot weather throughout Central Victoria has been a challenge for many grape growers, especially following a dry winter and spring. Fortunately for the Heathcote region, we had several good downpours of rain throughout December to keep the vines fresh throughout their major growth phase.