April saw the vines get off to a flying start, only for the night of the 26th to damage around 70% of them with a heavy air frost. There was little which could have been done about it, not that it’s much of a consolation to know that! The ones which miraculously survived the night of sub zero temperatures are doing very well, and a month on from the frost, the not so fortunate vines are staging a recovery. Helped by a seaweed stimulant, and some warm weather and eventually rain in May, there’s now enough new life in the vines to find at least one strong shoot. They’ve still got much of the growing season to catch up, and we’re optimistic!