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...
Winemaking 2016

Winemaking 2016

A few weeks on from calling a wrap on picking, we’ve now called a wrap on the wine making too. Last Saturday we hosted a thank you BBQ / party for all our workers to mark the end of harvest. It was an opportunity to taste our recently bottled 2015 Shiraz, which...
So it begins: First Crush 2016

So it begins: First Crush 2016

…And we’re off! We had our first winemaking session on Sunday, using 100kg samples from across all fruit blocks and the results look good. On top of this, we had our first Rent-A-Row crush and a few collections and it would seem that it’s all systems...
Rent-A-Row End // Beginning

Rent-A-Row End // Beginning

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had the last batch of our 2015 Rent-A-Row Winemakers come up to the vineyard and bottle their wine. At Keith’s suggestion, we went about designing a label using some fancy-inkjet printable paper I found online for...

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