2017 was a strong vintage; despite some tricky weather that could have been problematic in certain areas, we are very happy with the end results. The South Australia vintage was excellent, with McLaren Vale producing well-balanced, good crop with fantastic colour and flavour and the Barossa reds also being very satisfactory. In New South Wales whites were at optimum ripeness and Merlot and Shiraz were also excellent. Yarra Valley Pinot Noirs are showing great concentration and more complexity than previous years. In Western Australia, rain in March proved challenging but not fatal with highly aromatic whites with good, fresh acid. The reds have plenty of colour and bright flavours. All in all 2017 came with its fair share of challenges but we were rewarded with excellent wines.