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End of vintage 2015!

Last Mataro safely in the winery, joining the Grenache, Semillon and Muscat. What an epic grape harvest effort – not least for the heat! All grapes picked by hand with the HUGE help of Stan’s mother – such an efficient and hard-working grape picker. Great wines are now in the […]

But of course: “new study suggests that wine can help burn fat”!

Ignore the “red grape juice” bit – just drink wine! (in moderation). So many benefits, and more discovered as we speak! “study, conducted by researchers from three American universities, found that drinking wine (or red grape juice) in moderation was useful in helping obese people manage their health, especially metabolic […]

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!

Great news: “powerful wine critics lost their grip on the marketplace”

Yes, it was about time! Wine critics who pronounce a natural wine “faulty” – only because they’ve long forgotten the taste of authentic, non-modified wine. Wines by recipe (“industrial plonk”) getting various star ratings. The more “ingredients” – the more stars? We’ve long predicted that “Industrial wine producers will hijack the word […]