With the wet conditions we have had there is an even and strong budburst. Many vines are actually pushing extra buds from their cordons. We call these watershoots, or non-count shoots. The 'jargon' term watershoots is due to the thought that wet weather promotes these shoots, the scientific term non-count shoots relates to the fact the pruner 'didn't count on them bursting!'
McLaren Vale has been having a 'typical spring' where the region has warm and fine weather, interrupted by periods of rainfall. Both rain and shine are welcomed by the vines (and the locals.)