Having had some great rain falls towards the very end of winter we have commenced Spring with excitement as the vineyard awakes and we are into the 2019-2020 season.
Bud burst across the vineyard has been consistent with new shoots in every variety even Cabernet Sauvignon which is usually the last to burst in Spring.
This year we have pruned to very low bud numbers with the thought that we may be in for a warm growing season. We are not wanting our vines to be stressed during the peaks of summer and possible ow rainfalls. The reduction in grape bunches will facilitate that we achieve phenolic ripeness as harvest time. This in turn allows for the resultant wines to have a finesse along with a rounded tannin structure.
There has been some long hours on the shovel digging out black berries between vines as we continue to strive to be as sustainable as we can.
We are having our annual Spring Open Weekend on the weekend of the 19 th and 20th of October, all are invited to enjoy the weekend with us.
Currently in the winery we are doing bench trials of all wines that have spent the winter in barrel, with the intention to commence bottling shortly.
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