The harvest is over and we are pleased to report 2018 has been a very successful vintage. We picked the last grapes for the season (Cabernet from Langhorne Creek) on April 3.
The rather sudden arrival of some very hot days in January which scorched a lot of fruit gave way to milder, humid weather in February and then ideal ripening conditions for harvesting throughout March and into early April.
The rain held off throughout this period, making the task of choosing picking days easy and resulting in all the vineyards being harvested precisely when we wanted. If we've done our job properly, this vintage should produce some really nice wines :)
As a bonus, the crop size was pretty good too. Our Grenache at McLaren Vale yielded an above average crop despite nature's crop thinning in January, the Shiraz block at Langhorne Creek was down on average but the Cabernet was up a little, so a good result overall and mostly full barrels at the winery.
We will care for the wines as they mature now and look forward to releasing them at the end of next year (and the Rosé later this year).
We'd be happy to take another vintage 2018 if offered...
We are currently sold out of wine.
The 2017 reds and 2018 Rosé will be released in October/November, with the cellar doors scheduled to re-open on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 10.00am.
We look forward to seeing you then if you can make it here.
In the meantime we hope you will enjoy the wines.
You might also enjoy a little video a friend of ours released recently called 'The Spit' about wine tasters and spitting which is quite funny. You can find it here...'The Spit' video
With best wishes,
Drew and Rae Noon.
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