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...
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...