Adelaide Hills – 2000
The 2000 vintage was small and early. Another drought winter, frost at the end of October, poor flower development in spring and the unseasonal cool temperatures in late October/early November led to low yields. This was compounded by high summer temperatures and a large amount of rain at the end of February – 100mm of rain over 24 hours due to a tropical cyclone up north – causing some splitting of fruit. Overall, the whites were delicate with good flavour intensity while the reds were only average quality.