Category: Making Wine

Vintage 2020 is Now Done and Dusted

What is Vintage? Vintage is the period of time starting when we harvest our first grapes (which for us is Chardonnay). It is when we are in a continual weekly cycle of crushing grapes, managing ferments, pressing red ferments, clean everything, then start again – harvesting, fermentation, pressing, repeat. We work very long hours from […]

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Mid Summer Heralds the Start of Vintage

Christmas and New Year holiday memories quickly fade as the grapes start to ripen, and the start of vintage is suddenly upon us! About now, every year, I start sampling our grapes, starting with the whites, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. How to Sample Grapes During Vintage I arm myself with a bucket and a […]

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