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No vintage wines declared or bottled from the year 1933

1933 Vintage

Not declared, despite AJ Symington's optimism, doubtless because the quality of the 1934s was clear by the time a decision would have been made.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Very dry conditions and terrific heat in early August with occasional thunder showers.  Ernest Cockburn described the conditions with wry humour, "The grapes and leaves were gasping, there having been no good rain since 5th May." No rain fell and many grapes were burnt.

The heat broke with a cold spell in mid September and the Harvest was generally underway by 25 September.  The weather continued cool throughout the harvest period.

Winemaker's Overview

Quantity this year disappointing (perhaps 40% less than last year) but quality good enough to encourage the hope that 1933 may figure as a famous vintage.
AJ Symington
27 September 1933

Quality and colour seem to be excellent. The last grapes will be in the lagares by this afternoon.
Maurice Symington
4 October 1933



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