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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When to Pick Grapes for Making Wine

Christmas and New Year holiday memories quickly fade as the grapes start to ripen, and the start of vintage is suddenly upon us! In Summer, I start sampling our grapes, starting with the whites, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. How do you know when to Pick Grapes for Making Wine? This is a question that […]

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