Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Well it’s done, the grapes are all safely in the winery and we are waiting patiently for the fermentations to start.

Harvest is normally a stressful time, but this year was actually good fun. We were lucky enough to have a great group of helpers (please ALL come back next year!) and we somehow managed to get 2 hectares picked and sorted in just 2 days.

Thankfully the past two weeks have been dry and reasonably sunny, which has at least partially redeemed our rather cool and wet summer. I think that waiting late to harvest was probably the right decision, and certainly what we picked looked beautifully ripe and relatively rot free. The sugar levels are not sky high, but I should be able to avoid chaptalising (adding sugar) and I’m reasonable confident the wines will reflect all the hard work that took place in the vineyards.

Updates to follow as the wines ferment…


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