It will come as no surprise to learn that rain was a feature of the 2022 Hunter vintage. With over 180 millimetres of rain in early February it was certainly a year for vigilance in the vineyard. The mild weather and cooler conditions delayed harvest which proved to be a blessing in disguise allowing the fruit to hang until some very welcome drying winds and warm, sunny periods came along.
The longer ripening season made for some incredible flavours in the whites which came into the winery with beautiful acid profiles. Keep an eye out for some absolutely stunning Chardonnays along with alternative varieties such as Albarino, Vermentino, Fiano and Pecorino. The reds are looking medium bodied, and the cooler conditions have imparted beautiful spice driven characteristics. All in all a tricky but solid vintage with whites being the true winner.