winemaking


2014 vintage at Mill About Vineyard is almost over!

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.

Grenache fermenting

East End Cellars wine tasting 2 Feb 2013

An amazing East End Cellars Day!

What a fantastic day at East End Cellars’ wine tasting! Wonderful hosts, perfect weather, youthful and enthusiastic crowd. Stan met with other like-minded winemakers and everybody praised our wines. Great to see that natural wines are gaining more and more followers!        


Early 2013 Vintage

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 […]


Natural Wine Can Learn from Natural Food

Check your wine label. It won’t list any of these chemicals, which might be swimming around in your wineglass: ammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, Benzoic acid, Carbohydrase (alpha-amylase, beta-amylase, glucoamylase, amyglucosidase), copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, sulfuric acid, defoaming agents like polyoxyethylene 40 monostearate, silicon dioxide, dimethylpolysiloxane, sorbitanmonostearate, glycerol mono-oleate and glyceryl […]


Japan’s latest wine trend is only natural

It’s official: Natural wines are entering mainstream consciousness in Japan. (…) Japanese consumers began developing a taste for natural wines in the 1990s, and Japan has become one of the world’s largest markets. Some industry professionals suggest that natural wine’s associations with health are driving the trend, while others say that […]