A wet and cold winter in 2016 prolonged budburst, further cold weather restricted vine vigour for the first month from bud burst. Flowering was some two weeks behind average. Cool and typically dry conditions continued from November right through to harvest. The cooler summer meant harvest was delayed by up to two weeks later than average. The season resulted in an outstanding riesling harvest. Riesling was harvested 20th March until 18th April.