We are now almost picked out, with only 2 tonnes of Grenache for Rose and 2 tonnes of Henty Shiraz left out there. The weather has been very kind, warm and almost rain free (save a couple of mm today) and we should be all done by Wednesday, much earlier than usual. The reasons for this (and I’m pinching from viticulturist Kym Ludvigsen here) are a warm summer, a very dry growing season, previous season [...continue this story]
I’ve just been out to have a look at some of our vineyard blocks pre-Christmas, and post 70mm downpour, to see how they’re fairing, how flowering and fruit set ended up, and check on disease pressure, given 2011 was such a high disease year and there is likely to be residual spores hanging around. Here’s how they’re looking as at 20/12/11:
Westgate Vineyard, Armstrong
Old block shiraz is through flowering and it seems like [...continue this story]
Saturday December 3rd, Mr Wolf Bar, 9/15 Inkerman St St Kilda Vic 3182 from 2-5pm is the time to taste the new wines – There are going to be 8 new wines to try from 2010 and a couple of 2011 whites as well, certainlly our biggest release to date and some cracking wines in there. The 2010 Shirazes have already received some great reviews from Australian and International press, even before release.
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