Vintage 2017 has began. We are one third of the way through with all whites and pinot off. Now for the reds.
A quick seminar to learn some more about clones in WA
Some bottling to empty some tanks and barrels
Sunsets are always good at this time of year.
Weather has been so odd we even light the fire one night it was so cold??
Some more trials before we bottle some more wines. Pre Vintage bottling included 2017 Chardonnay, 2015 Shiraz, 2015 Cab Sauv and 2016 Pinot.
Teaching the new generation about tasting grapes
It all starts with grapes samples and analysis
Throw in a quick trip to Perth and speaking at an event for International Women's Day.
Love a good thank you note!
and we are off and harvesting.
Rielsing grapes sitting pretty
Pinot grapes almost ready.
A quick function for Taste Great Southern at the Albany Surf Club. Awful view!!
Another function with east coast wine writer Mike Bennie.
Hand Picked, whole bunch fremented, classic Pinot.
Handpicking some Riesling
Hello! Who's this interesting creature and look at the size?? An Australian Ghost Moth maybe?
Old Vine Dry Grown Cabernet Sauvignon looking the goods.
Young Shiraz block- young being over 20 years old. But thats young in our world!!
New growth on the tips of the vines. Very unusal but that's the weather this year.
Old Vine Shiraz looking awesome!
Whole bunch fermet of the Pinot about to start.