Australian vintage chart. A usefully wet start to the growing season was followed by prolonged very hot, dry weather, broken by rain just before harvest in March. This brought some problems later in the season, with excess rainfall encouraging some mildew, but generally the impression is a positive one across the state. For a full, very highly detailed, report onclick here. Only English comments will be allowed. Select Page Vintage Chart Vintage Charts are a really useful way to find great wine and avoid disappointing ones. It was a compressed and difficult vintage to produce, but the results should be promising. Growing seasons have a huge effect on the ripeness and quality of grapes. Thus the question becomes academic. Whites are generally thought better, with some excellent Clare Valley Riesling where fruit selection was stringent. Reds tend to be concentrated. Expand each region to view the results per subregion by year. Yields were lower than usual and while nobody is claiming it is a great vintage, quality is generally reliable across varieties.