Harvest 2024


A Vintage of Exceptional Quality - Harvest 2024 

Vintage 2024 will be remembered for being one of Marlborough’s smaller vintages but also for producing exceptional fruit quality. Despite a dry winter and resulting low ground moisture levels, full dams and positive river flows supplied essential soil moisture for the start of the growing season with budburst in mid-September. Minimal frosts occurred, and though November and December were warm, below-average temperatures potentially contributed to the smaller vintage. From December to February, temperatures rose sharply, accompanied by above-average sunshine and below-average rainfall, leading to drought concerns and an early start to harvest. Perfect weather aided steady picking from February until mid-April, allowing fruit to be picked in perfect condition at peak ripeness, delivering consistent levels of concentration and complexity of flavour.