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 had our first test-pick on Sunday 1st of March. The results were good and lots of fun was had. Roll on harvest.
Picking for deliveries will start on Saturday 14th of March for deliveries to Melbourne on the Sunday 15th and 22nd March
A discussion about the addition of oak to wine. The history of oak and barrels, modern methods of adding oak to wine and the difference between French and American oak.
Our Rent-A-Row Wine Experience began over 7 years ago, but has quickly become a month and a bit long festival of wine - and has attracted attention from punters and media alike. As we go on, Rent-A-Row is becoming an an increasingly social experience - a true...
A quick update from Secretary of State Janet on the upcoming 2019 Rent-A-Row vintage, including explanations on what winemakers look for in the ripening of grapes.