An excellent year so far. The vintage was our earliest ever with picking starting on 24th February. Despite this ripening conditions were ideal with mild days, healthy vines and lovely flavours. We bottled our 2010 Sauvignon Blanc on the 19th July and it as lively, fresh and aromatic as ever with its trademark juicy lushness.
Our Chardonnay has completed its slow wild yeast barrel fement and is building in flavour on lees in barrel with some regular stirring.
We have been advise that we are a red 5 star winery in James Hallidays lates Wine Companion. This is an accolade which reflects the fact that we have beed a 5 star wnery for 3 consecutive years. Always good to have this recognition
The winter has been cold and a bit drier than normal. Cold is crucial to ensure October budburst which means normal harvest late march or early April, away from the dangerous hotter weather. In this caper we are always in the hands of the weather gods. So far so good!