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The 2015 reds are coming!

One of the most enjoyable times in the winemaking process is the final blending.  We’re right in the middle of that time now with all the 2015 Shiraz being removed from barrel and blended to their final destination wines over the next few weeks.   The reason this process is so enjoyable?  Well, many mayRead more

Show Success

We’ve had some good success with our wines at various shows over the years and it’s always nice to receive accolades.  With some wines though it’s particularly rewarding.  One example is our 2013 Limited Release Lynedoch which has recently won the Top 100/Blue Gold award at the Sydney International Wine Competition. The reason I’m soRead more

Sydney

I spent 10 years living in Sydney and it’s always nice to go back for a visit to such a beautiful and vibrant city.  I was there recently for a sales trip to meet with our distributors and some independent bottle shops and on-premise customers.  I have to say the trip was a huge success,Read more

New White Wine

The Barossa Valley is known as red wine country and for good reason and we’re rightly proud of the pleasure our reds give to people everywhere.  But we are also proud of the white wines that we produce.  Look back in the history books just a generation or so and you will see that theRead more

Wine Show Week!

The Barossa Wine Show is on this week and that makes for a fun week in the Barossa for all the wine geeks.  It also makes for a very busy week if you’re part of the organising committee!  The judging started on Monday with the judges tasting over 700 different wines across three different panels. Read more

Spring is here?

Wow, we’ve had some beautiful weather this week, sunny blue skies with warm temperatures in the early 20s, perfect springtime weather.  People around the Valley have been getting excited about warmer times, barbies etc and all has been good.  Today, however, more rain and a bitterly cold southerly have somewhat dampened everyone’s enthusiasm, not quiteRead more

It’s Winter, So Let’s Tawny

It’s still raining and it’s still cold, wonderful news for the vineyard – which is super happy and healthy right now – but not such wonderful news for us people.  The cellar is cold and draughty and the boys out pruning are cold and wet.  Our Tasting Room is beautiful and warm with a lovelyRead more

Let It Rain

For those of us who work with Mother Nature the weather is something of a talking point.  Not just because it affects sports matches, barbeques and family outings but because it can have a massive impact on what we do every day for our jobs.  So if you happen to be in the Barossa atRead more

Winter is Coming

It’s been a long Indian summer in the Barossa recently but that all came to an abrupt end last week as the heavens opened and the mercury dropped.  We had over 60mm of rainfall on our property which has been great, the dam is starting to fill back up after serving us well over SummerRead more

London Calling

Greetings from the London International Wine Fair!  No sooner has vintage finished than it’s time to meet customers old and new and discuss potential export opportunities.  I’d say there’s no rest for the wicked but a trip to London is always fun no matter how brief and how much work is involved! We’ve been atRead more