This month we have again received wonderful recognition of the quality of our wines. Both James Halliday in the Weekeend Australian and Tony Love in the Adelaide Advertiser included our wines in their Top 100 selections. The reviews are below. The 96 points for our 09 Sauvignon makes it the highest pointed Sauvignon Blanc in Australia.

Halliday’s Top 100


November 14th 2009

Geoff Weaver Lenswood Sauvignon Blanc 2009

“Estate-grown, handpicked and bunch selected, the fastidious winemaking of Geoff Weaver puts the wine on another plane from the vast majority of sauvignon blancs from the eastern states; the gooseberry and kiwi fruit flavours are intense and penetrating, the palate very long and the dry, almost savoury, aftertaste lingers long” 96 points

James Halliday

Tony Love

THE ADVERTISER Top 100 November 2009

Geoff Weaver Lenswood Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Lenswood fruit, delicate melon and guava nuances in the aromatics, really pretty wine to begin with great balance in the mouth and a line of texture, freash sub-tropical fruits, deft subtlety all the way from start to finish. Stylish.

93 points

Geoff Weaver Lenswood Chardonnay 2008

Lemon curd and hazelnut aromas almost into persimmons-fully engaging to begin with and beyond, as wild ferment characters add interest along with herbal elements like lemon verbena and even sorrel with a keen balance between natural acidity and unctuous mouth feel- think crisp and refreshing, then a seductive creaminess in the finish. Distinctive.

94 points

Our vineyard is looking well with the abundant rainfall (910 mm for the year to the end of November) and the warmth of the soil giving a good start to the new wine year.

The heatwave of 5 days over 35 deg max in November coincided with the start of flowering on the 13th and all the flowering was complete within a week. Good even set. This was followed by 60mm of rain over the 27th and 28th but no damage done. So far so good.