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!
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.
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 […]
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!
Semillon harvest: done! It’s going to be transformed into a totally natural wine – “nothing added and nothing taken away” as the author of Naked wine, Alice Feiring, says. Next: the Grenache – still ripening on the vines, for a few more weeks.