While vintage is usually the most wonderful time of the year, it’s like Christmas for the wine industry, this year was bitter-sweet as we keep in mind the Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island and other wine regions who may not get a vintage this year.
This year got of to a slower start with some late cooler weather and rains at the end of January and early February. Now we are in full swing of crushing with the whites complete and reds coming in strong.
While the quantity of yields are a little lower than we would like, the quality of the few wines we have seen, and cheekily tasted, are looking fantastic.
Speaking of the grapes coming in, we have some new and exciting varieties this year. Some that we haven’t seen for a little while like Bianco d’Alessano and Pinot Grigio and some we will be producing for the first time like Durif and Organic Merlot.
Stay tuned for white’s release in May and red’s in September.