Hunter Valley harvest starts early in 2018

“It has been an out of the ordinary wine vintage, but it’s looking like a good one to Agnew Wines chief winemaker Jeff Byrne. “It’s been a little fast and furious,” he said. “You stop and think ‘what just happened’.”

Months of dry weather meant the grapes were ready to come off the vines several weeks earlier than usual. This year’s harvest started on January 8 – one of the earliest Mr Byrne has seen in his 20 years in the industry.”