17 April 2019
In the Winery...
The harvest presented a few curve balls – the vineyards ripened and were picked in reverse order from previous years, and there were a couple of significant rain events and a big frost to contend with. But the quality was very good. Pinot Noir, in particular, was a strong variety with low sugars, good fruit expression, and structure. Chardonnay also shone through for the same reasons.
John Wallace - Head Winemaker
The vines have had a great growing season this vintage, resulting in strong productive canopies which have resulted in fruit that is clean and vibrant. The mild autumn days and cool nights have created some superb fruit colours and flavours, this will be embodied in the wine which will be a unique and amazing vintage. The harvest crew are working tirelessly to bring in the goods and we are all looking forward to tasting the final product!
Hamish Hay - Vineyard Manager
10 April 2019
There have been some cold frosty days here in the vineyards last week, cold hands but some beautiful photography by Killy Keelee Daniel of the frost prevention on the vines.
The overhead water sprinkling system, which helps to prevent frost damage by sprinkling water onto the vines, forming a thin layer of ice to protect from the frost, simultaneously create a winter wonderland.