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...

"Vintage continues at Jones and there is just masses and masses of work to do…. all in good time though! The Rutherglen Brown Muscat and some of our Marsanne grapes are still to be picked. We are waiting for them to develop more flavour! In the winery the white wines a...

A lot has happened since my last update.

           

Tuesday: Muscat for Moscato @ 14.15 Baume, Shiraz from our 100 year old plus vines near the winery @ 13.5 baume

Wednesday: Gouais  from the cellar vineyard at 11.7 baume...

"We kicked off with Chardonnay on the 15th of Feb, almost 3 weeks later than our first pick in 2016. The weather has been fantastic with steady ripening and great flavour development. Our second week of vintage brought in a fresh and floral batch of Muscat for bubbles...

"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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