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.
This week, we conducted our first Brix (sugar) tests on the vineyard, now that the vines have almost finished veraison. The first test of the season doesn’t tell you much, but it creates a baseline for next week’s test and so on…read more
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.read more
Bottling and packaging is an often neglected, but hugely important part of the wine game, but how one bottles is hugely dependent on scale and available technology. Never having a bottling line, in the early years of winemaking our wine would be made on-site, then...read more
A facelift This October sees Matt and Spencer overtake two years of brewing as Cornella Real, The Shiraz Republic's 200L nanobrewery. Since then there has been a lot of changes, observations and with the confidence of two years brewing, we've got some plans. The first...read more
The Shiraz Republic has won Gold at the at the 2018 Riverina Murray Regional Tourism Awards held on Saturday 21st July in Deniliquin. Winners in 14 categories were announced at the gala awards ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, events, restaurants,...read more