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Hanging with the grapes
Hanging with the grapes “I love the drama and the energy, plus the immense satisfaction when the grapes look phenomenal,” said Lou Nisbet, who has been in the thick of it as a vineyard worker at the...
Behind the scenes at the winery
Here's a selection of photos from Vintage 2016... Keep on eye out for more to come.... Racking wine, ‘flotation’ style, (racking from the bottom valve, as the lees are at the top of the tank.) Dry...
Tom gives us the word on netting
"Veraison started on our Bendigo Vineyard, Claim 431, in the first week of February. This means only one thing for the Vineyard Team....it's netting time! It’s a race to the finish line between team...
Tracy Taylor sheds light on colour changes
Veraison is the stage when grapes on bunches begin to soften and sugars start to accumulate in the grape berries. Up till now the grapes have been building the seed inside the grape. At veraison...
Tracy Taylor visits the Woolshed
Summer has well and truly started. Temperatures are consistently in the high 20s, the nor-westerly wind is making a regular appearance and the grapevines continue their growing journey towards...
Flowering has started in early ripening varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and it’s cousin Pinot Gris. Sauvignon Blanc will have started by the end of the first week of December in early...
Marlborough | Central Otago | Waipara Valley
MARLBOROUGH Spring weather was quite variable and there were a few nights in November when frost was of concern. We were fortunate enough not to be affected at our Woolshed Vineyard; however two of...
Treating the grapes, juice and wine with respect
The most important thing in making vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is treating the grapes, juice and wine with respect; thereby protecting the volatile flavours from oxidation and corruption. This is done...