November 2010

At last a “normal” season. Budburst in October, flowering in early December and (hopefully) picking next year in late March or early April. As a grower we all run the gauntlett of the weather and late March is a much safer time to be ripening. The vineyard has never looked better and the flowering is about to begin. Much cooler and therefore later start to the growing season than the last 2 years and a return to near average rainfall and temperatures.

The Tony Love and James Halliday endorsements of our wines are most gratifying. Our styles are always understated and to have them recoginsed for excellence is most pleasing. It can be as an opera singer at a rock concert for fine wine producers. The reviews are below

The Advertiser AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 WINES 2010

Tony Love November 2010

Geoff Weaver Lenswood Sauvignon Blanc 2010 94 points

One of the Hill’s most respected artisans has crafted a wine that’s a million miles from the variety’s usual Kiwi pungency. Cool climate Lenswood fruit offers a delicate waft of florals, teasing herbal tastes and captivating minerally mouthfeel that drives the palate for ever. So moreish.

James Halliday’s Top 100 The Weekend Australian Nov 2010

Geoff Weaver Lenswood Ferus Sauvignon Blanc 2009 96 points

This is “the other” Weaver sauvignon blanc, wild fermented in French oak barriques and given 12 months lees contact. No acid was added nor was the wine fined. A striking contrast to all other Australian sauvignon blancs that delivers great complexity and equally great intensity. It also has greater longevity than other sauvignon blancs.