vines


2012 grape harvest started!

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.


Wine Books Worth Reading

The rise of natural wines over the last five years has provoked one of the most contentious and useful debates in recent wine history. Though it is a fringe movement, with little organization or no goal other than producing and enjoying its own wines with as little winemaking intervention as […]


GM a no go zone for wine

Wine producers say they aren’t interested in growing genetically modified vines despite the development of GM varieties resistant to common funguses. ABC Rural, 28 October 2011 read more http://www.abc.net.au/rural/wa/content/2011/10/s3350897.htm


Vineyards count days to change in flavours

Some of Australia’s favourite vineyards will be forced to move or produce wines that taste markedly different because of climate change, a viticulture expert said. Rising temperatures have already affected many grape growers, with fruits ripening earlier each year. Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2011 read more http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/vineyards-count-days-to-change-in-flavours-20110724-1hvei.html


Finding balance among the grape vines

“Those who know me, including my mother, often ask why I go through all of this effort. For me, the answer is simple. While it is time-consuming and sometimes physically demanding, being out in the vines gives me the time to clear my mind” Canadian Lawyer, 20 June 2011 Read […]