All set to go

Early Pick for Sparkling We had an early pick for someone wanting to make a sparkling shiraz and wanted a Baume’ of less that 13. As I’ve written before, not all irrigation blocks ripen at the same rate and this is a good thing for hand picking over a few...
Baume’ Readings Feb 17th 2020

Baume’ Readings Feb 17th 2020

Finally! Harvest is within sight. The grapes have for the most part turned that deep crimson red. With four different clones there are some blocks with still a bit to go, but that’s good because we want our hand picking to run over a few weeks. So for getting...
Oak & Wine

Oak & Wine

It’s interesting and enjoyable to watch people taste their ready to rack wine – wine that’s finished its fermentation, but not yet matured in oak – for the first time. Their first impression is always one of amazement – the vibrancy of colour, the clarity...