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...

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...

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...

It's all hands on deck today at the winery.  Even Lauren our cellar door co-ordinator is helping crush our Quartz Vein Durif by operating the receival bin.  Thanks Lauren - don't get too dirty though!!

“It’s plunging time, this has to be done at least four times a day and sometimes at night!  Our little winery is bursting at the seams with the fabulous fruit of this year’s harvest. We have picked our fabulous 40 year old block of Shiraz and the Durif has been in for...

Things are progressing nicely.  We are about 25% through now.  Here is cellarman Tom, checking on some of the barrel ferments of the Chardonnay.

Today we picked our first parcel of Rutherglen Durif!!  7 tonnes in total, although some will be made into fortified.  W...

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