We were blessed with a beautiful harvest, and one of the earliest starts to the harvest season in recent times. Bud burst was about a week ahead on average and we had lovely even weather conditions until January when we had about 3 inches of rain. Fortunately after the rain stopped we had lovely warm weather for the remainder of the season, which ripened the grapes beautifully. Our resident King Valley scientist believes the early onset of harvest was due to the extreme health of the vines, with all the leaves on the vines functioning at 100%. The 2016 vintage is our best vintage to date.