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 […]
Wine is defined as an alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice. Today, in order to keep up with demand, synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides are added. These chemicals can leach into the soil, stripping it of life and nutrients. Excessive use often causes runoff and pollution and […]
A wonderful rainfall over the weekend, complete with a rainbow – just in time as we planted a new block of Mataro vines. Mataro (also known as Mourvèdre or Monastrell) proves to be a very hardy grape which blends beautifully with our old Grenache grapes.
In these half-day workshops, Lulie Halstead of Wine Intelligence, the world’s leading authority on wine brands and consumer wine purchasing trends, will present the latest evidence about the role and value of wine regions and the success factors behind the best performers. Winemakers Federation of Australia read more http://www.wfa.org.au/workshops.aspx
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