2013 was a great vintage for both the Clare and Eden Valley’s. The temperature was perfect for ripening, with nice warm days, and not many days above 35oC. It was a particularly dry vintage, with few rain showers in December, and late January. This is where access to water was very valuable, and especially with Riesling. Water was applied to the vineyards early November through early March, with the importance of maintaining the Riesling vine canopy.