"After a later and a slower start, vintage is now starting to heat up in the Rutherglen Estates vineyards, with perfect ripening conditions. Weather has meant that the vines have been able to maintain acid whilst producing some rich and intense flavours. All going to plan with the white varietals aiming to be finished picking by the end of the week. Reds will begin to be harvested on our vineyards later this week with the shiraz the first variety ready to be picked. So far it has been a great vintage and is shaping up as one of those vintages we talk about for years to come as being one of our best."