grapes


Vintage 2015, day one

Great start of our own Barossa grape harvest, at Mill About Vineyard. Nice weather, 23 degrees, cool shade under the vines, efficient grape pickers. Starting with the Semillon, to be picked in stages over several days – as per our winemaker’s instructions!

Stan's mum picking Semillon grapes

Grenache fermenting

2014 vintage at Mill About Vineyard is almost over!

It’s time to relax a bit, with the Semillon and Muscat harvested in Jan-Feb and the Grenache, Saperavi and Mataro picked last weekend. Wonderful to have Nelly’s mother helping this year!         Very good yield, great grape quality. On to Stan’s winemaking magic.


Early 2013 Vintage

A surprise start of the Semillon harvest this year – on Australia Day. The grapes ripened almost two weeks earlier than expected – so we had two celebrations on 26 January: Australia Day and Start of 2013 Vintage! Thanks to the help of our young friends, we managed to pick […]


Taking the Mask Off of Wine: How Wine Follows the Lead of Cuisine

Ask any winemaker what they need to make good wine and they will tell you there are three answers; good grapes, good grapes, and good grapes. When you have a unique wine, from a unique place it would seem intuitive to show off the great grapes; with very little camouflage. […]


Grape harvest 2012: Done!

It’s a relief to know that 2012 vintage is coming to a successful end, with all grapes picked and fermenting quietly in the wine tanks. The rain can now come!