2017 Winter: Rack Off

2017 Winter: Rack Off

Rack Off Racking off is transferring the wine from one vessel to another, leaving the sediment behind. Sediment is made up of lees (dead yeast cells) and any remaining seeds or skins that snuck through the pressing process, known at the Republic as ‘sludge’. It is a...
Car Club Visit: Boys Toys

Car Club Visit: Boys Toys

Car Club, “Boys Toys”, having a great day out at the vineyard. With the next few posts, we’re catching up on some of the action that happened over the busyness of harvest, or as we say – three months of ‘Organised Chaos’.  On the...
Rent-A-Row: Racking & Pruning

Rent-A-Row: Racking & Pruning

Learning, tasting & maintaining the 2017 Vintage We had 2 dozen groups come up for racking and pruning over Queen’s Birthday weekend and even more over the past few weekends. President Brian has been hosting pruning workshops, teaching our Citizens how aggressive...

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