Cannibal Creek Vintage Report 2009
2009 saw extreme weather conditions the worst of which was Black Saturday, when Victoria had its worst bushfires possibly ever. We were six km from the Bunyip State Park fires, a very distressing time for everyone.
Prior to that day we experienced 3 consecutive days of heat above 45 deg C, what this did to the vines was terrible, it literally cooked two thirds of the crop, the berries fried on the vines and a considerable amount of the canopy died too. From there on in we had to limp across the line to ripen what was remaining and we used every lick of water we had to do so! Fortunately we escaped any smoke taint which affected many growers this year. Despite these challenging conditions, what did remain was very good. The stand outs would have to be the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Our latest news and something we are very much looking forward to, is the addition of Sparkling to our range “Blanc de Blanc”! Although this will not be ready for at least 18 months or longer…. something to look forward.
Cheers Pat & Kirsten
Vintage Rating 7/10