Winemaking begins

The Marananga and Greenock portions were crushed into open fermenters side by side on Friday 20 February. Thanks again to Filmer transport for the extra run to Adelaide to deliver both batches by late morning. So we had two ferments in Potter fermenters with the Ebenezer and Lyndoch fruit in

Early start at Murdock Viticulture

The last block left to pick, at the Murdock Viticulture vineyard at Greenock. It was a very early start and a fabulous sunrise! Big vineyards need big tractors and big utes! Have you ever seen so much great Shiraz in the same place at the same time?, all under the

Harvest at Krondorf and Marananga

Time to pick at Krondorf with Helen and Graham Koch and a veritable United Nations of pickers – some really interesting and hard-working people with lots of questions about winemaking. Helen directing her troops. It’s wonderful to see the pride of the growers in a job well done. The vineyard

Vintage is here!

Like the rest of South Australia, vintage didn’t exactly creep up on us.... it came on with a big rush. The increase in sugars over the last two weeks was extraordinary, and everything will be picked this week – in some cases more than three weeks earlier than forecast. We