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've been very busy out in the vineyard and in the winery, too. Here's what's been happening:

Saturday – Andrew rounded up a crew for Sunday 5.00am start to pick the balance of Shiraz at Parola’s vineyard.  43 tons of Shiraz at 15.8 baume and the fruit is sensational....

"This week we clocked over 200T with Shiraz, Viognier, Merlot (Amelie) and Tempranillo. This time last year we had processed 550T and the vintage fruit intakes were more or less over.

The first of our shiraz was pressed off skins this week and will now complete primary...

"Getting ready to crush the Quartz Vein Shiraz on Monday.  After a busy weekend of sales, it is good to get back into the throes of #v17 with 8 tonnes of Shiraz."