2007 Eden Hall Vintage Report
The 2007 vintage proved to be a year of higher than expected quality, but with dramatically reduced yields in the Eden Valley.
We received less than half the expected Winter rainfall and the lack of sub-soil moisture ensured a reduction in yields in the vicinity of 50%. Brief heat waves occurred during January; otherwise it was mild and dry.
At the end of January a tropical air mass connected with a cold front to bring good rains to the agricultural areas of South Australia, with flooding up north. The 70mm rainfall fell steadily over four days, coinciding with veraison, which freshened up the vine canopy to assist with ripening the fruit for harvest. February was recorded as the hottest for 100 years, which brought the already reduced crop to an earlier ripening phase.