2017 Vintage Diary

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The cold mornings have made our normally tough winemaker Brendan dig out his trusty jumper.  By the look of it he should keep it in the closet.  A slow week fruit wise at Cofields.  The only fruit was 5 tonnes of Cabernet and 3 tonnes of viognier.  The cool change mean...

"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...

“Our first pick took place today for Pinot Grigio and Viognier (for our award winning VRM- Viognier Roussanne Marsanne). Cooler years always produce the best wines, and our later start date to this year's vintage is reflective of a cooler season."

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And so it begins!