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Grape Variety

What’s Not to Love About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wine grapes in the world, prized for its unique citrusy, fruity aroma and refreshingly high acidity. We planted this grape variety in our vineyard in 2004. After an inspiring trip to Austria for the World Sauvignon Blanc Conference in 2008, we settled upon the style for […]

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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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Making Wine

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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Growing Grapes

Managing a Vineyard

Managing a Vineyard is a Year Long Process Growing grapes and managing a vineyard each year to make wine is a long slow process, and one which requires skill and experience. The weather has a huge influence, and more so now with climate change. At various steps during the annual growth cycle of a grapevine, […]

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