Growing Notes

Welcome to the Shiraz Republic’s Growing Notes. Here we keep you up to date with news direct from The President, Brian and President-elect, Spencer. This includes updates on harvest throughout the year, especially as we approach vintage, Rent-A-Row activities, events and more.

We also have a small drone, which we use to take videos of our vineyard and winery. You can watch these below or scroll down to read our Growing Notes blog entries.

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...

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Car Club Visit: Boys Toys

Car Club Visit: Boys Toys

During harvest, we hosted vintage car club Boys Toys. It proved a great day out, with lunch, wine and beer enjoyed amongst our vineyard and the rustic backdrop of our Sunshine Harvesters & Bill’s Shed.

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