2017 Vintage Diary

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"One of the joys of harvest is listening to the chatter as the picking team travel along the row, moving from vine to vine - yesterday in the Roussanne it was all about boy stuff! This morning there is no chat but its all about boys toys. For the the first time ever at...

"Today we pressed the Tinta Roriz and were very happy with the balance of acid, pH and flavour, and achieved the vibrant cherry colour we were looking for. Juice testing indicates no picking for this week but from next Monday we will be very busy with harvesting a coup...

Attached is a photo of our winemaker Brendan aerating the first of our Shiraz ferments.  Seven tonnes of vibrant Rutherglen goodness, that will eventually make its way to our Sparkling Shiraz.  Another picking for this will come on Friday.  Happy winemaker so far......

"Harvest Day 1: We were hoping to pick Fiano and Roussanne… but the picking team ran out of energy, reportedly due to a shortage of smoko biscuits!

Fortunately this season isn't like last year, when one day could mean the difference between grapes & raisins. This year r...