It is now coming to the end of October 2019.
In the vineyard we have continued to have overcast days which has seen the shoots of the vines grow steadily. We have sprayed out our first compost teas and will continue to do so every fortnight for the remainder of the growing season. When walking through the vineyard the the day after the spraying of teas the vine leafs appear more robust and with a darker green colour which is such a positive sign and indication of an improvement in the vines health.
In the winery we continue working our way through tasting barrels to assemble our final blends that we wish to bottle shortly. I honestly find this the most difficult part of the year as it actually takes so much concentration and attention to every detail to ensure the final blends are of the quality we strive for.
We have also been creating new art work for some new releases collaborating with a local artist Jess Jarvie. Her water paintings are so beautiful and captured our attention after we saw them advertised as part of an up coming exhibition. We are really thrilled to see the end results and believe they work so well with delivering a ” From the Earth” feel, which we also inspire to do with our farming and wine making.