2012 was one of the best vintages in South Australia history. 2012 was a textbook vintage, and a winemakers dream. We had big rains in December, which was a great boost for the vines. Many regions had 100mL, meaning that many vineyards did not require irrigation throughout the growing season. This was topped up by about 30mL of rain in February, which was good timing, as harvest was still a couple of weeks away. January and February were cool months, allowing for slow ripening, and harvest of the Clare Valley vineyard mid March. March still continued cool. The ripening of the grapes slowed down, resulting in a latter than normal harvest in Eden Valley. The Eden Valley vineyard was harvested mid April.