Spring is an exciting time in the vineyard. The vines are starting to grow again, and those little green shoots hold the promise of next year's harvest. The season is off to a good start, with just enough rain, at the right time, but let's see what the next 4 or 5 months bring...!
In the winery, Spring means bottling last year's reds, getting Sparkling stocks ready for Christmas, and sending out Cellar club packs.
It is also wine show season, and we've had some great results again this year. Particularly at the Australian Small Winemakers show, where we were thrilled to learn that out of 12 wines entered, we won 4 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals. The Golds were for our 2014 Storyteller Durif, 2013 Cellar block Durif, 2013 Verrier Durif Shiraz & 2014 Melanie (none are released yet, but previous vintages with similar awards are). Silvers include Petit verdot & Saperavi.