vineyard


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 […]


autumn grenache vine

Autumn in the vineyard

We’ve been looking forward to the Easter long weekend and some leisurely time at our Barossa vineyard. The grapevines have now lost their leaves and the beautiful bare vine branches have almost sculptural effect – the Grenache’s upward branches pointing this way or that and the Sémillon’s gracefully arching down. […]


No spraying at our vineyard!

Read in the press yesterday about vineyard managers troubled by the rains. One says that he’s sprayed 11 times and still got fungus in the vines. Sprayed 11 times! Wasn’t it obvious the first 2-3 times that it wasn’t working? Strange that people still try to fix nature … Nothing […]


Started picking the Grenache

Harvesting Grenache is a slow affair – it needs to be done very carefully, picking grapes by hand, removing any damaged berries. Vine by vine – not all at once, as not all grapevines ripen at the same time. So – it will be several days of continuous grape-picking. Then, […]


Check out our brand new Facebook page

We’ll be uploading photos and news on Facebook, of how our vineyard development progresses, and of the winemaking of our Grenache, Sémillon and Muscat. See us hand-pruning and hand-picking our vines, pressing the grapes, and more. It’s the good life, here at Mill About Vineyard in the Barossa 🙂

Blue Wren on grape branch