2017 Vintage Diary

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We have finished picking! Vintage isn’t over yet though, because we still have ferments to look after, and pressing to do.

The wines are looking really good from 2017 – just look at the intense colour of this Durif coming out of our basket press! (P.S. It tastes great t...

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...

"We handpicked our Shiraz and half of our Saperavi this week.

Saperavi is a new variety we have in our vineyard and it is an ancient Georgian red grape. It is fermenting right now and smells awesome – like exotic spices and dark forest fruits and black cherries.

The Shir...

"Our red harvest started today with Tempranillo – and it’s looking really good. We may be starting on some of our Shiraz later this week, I just need to test it again tomorrow to decide."

"What an appropriate wine to be making on Valentine's Day! #RoséWine."

"Vintage 2017 kicked off today with an early harvest of Muscat for our Sparkling Lizzie. The grapes have great flavour, and if the rest of vintage 2017 follows suit, it should be an excellent year!"

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