Extreme vintage

Extreme vintage

This year, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales had its wettest January on record followed by its driest February ever. So what does this mean for the region’s 2016 wines? Every vintage throws up its own set of challenges. Growing grapes ain’t easy, especially when you factor in the seemingly high number of extreme weather events that come the vigneron’s way, perhaps thanks to the impact of human beings on our fragile planet.

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