Robert Channon Wines is reporting that an outstanding vintage looks likely from their Amiens vineyards.
Robert Channon said, “With La Nina hovering, we expected a wet season that would make vintage hard while the rains filled our Singing Lake. Instead, we have had a long, dry, warm spell through January and February with little rain, giving us almost perfect ripening conditions for the grapes. We will happily take the great vintage and wait a little longer for the rain.
We have had a terrific team of pickers and with their help, starting at 5.30 am almost every weekday since February 2nd, we have hand harvested all of our Pinot Gris, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in record time.”
Robert added “I hope that this is replicated throughout the Granite Belt. We have all had so many visitors in recent months that we need a great vintage in 2021 to re-stock our wines and to make up for the small drought affected vintage in 2020”