Hay Shed Hill have began harvesting their white grapes. Wine maker, Michael Kerrigan, gave us a realtime update on February 14th, emailing us 40 minutes before he was due to start picking the Chardonnays from Blocks 8 and 6. In the email he described, "It is an early start, it has been hot and very dry. Yields are heartbreakingly low so the vines didn’t have much work to do to get them ripe. We had a storm in November that belted the whites just when they were in flower. Such is life."
Less than a week on, a facebook post informs us that, "2013 Vintage is in full swing. All the whites are off the Hay Shed Hill vineyard. A bit of a breather before the reds."
Here's Becky sniffing out the Chardonnay!