2017 Vintage Diary

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Vintage is progressing well at All Saints and St Leonards’ , as of today we are 80% complete. With only Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat and Muscadelle still to go. I would expect by the 31st of March we will only have Muscadelle remaining to be harvested.

Yields have...

Amazing colours of the various wines that are in the process of being made and checked on the lab bench at Pfeiffer Wines. Also, check out the beautiful colours of Shiraz through the "pfavourite" wine press at Pfeiffer Wines. The colours of vintage never cease to amaze...

There’s not a lot to report from this week. The rain has put a halt on picking as we wait for the vines to dry out. Dan and the vineyard team are on top of their sprays, so for now, we just wait calmly.

Despite appearances, we’ve still been busy. On Monday we harvested...

We have now picked most of our Durif – just in time before all this rain has hit last night & today.

Because of its tightly packed bunch structure (and subsequent lack of airflow between berries), Durif grapes are quite susceptible to rot, particularly as they get close...