Innovations During the Pandemic

Original Article by Richard Davies A lack of visitors has forced some businesses to look at innovative ways to stay afloat. Hemera Estate in Lyndoch is one of a number of wineries that has set up virtual tastings, helping those with a glass at home connect with the winemaker. “Zoom or one of those videoRead more

Out on the land…

It’s that time of year again!  The vines are bursting at the seams, the grapes are (just) starting to change colour and all the wine folk in the Valley are thinking very hard about harvest this year.  Thanks to the cooler and wetter conditions we’ve had for the last several months it looks like we’llRead more

Next In Line

This is the time of year when everyone is thinking of Christmas holidays, gift giving, trips to the beach (in the southern hemisphere at least) and long lunches. For many in the wine game though it’s also one of the busiest times of year and we are more likely to be found pondering final blendingRead more

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


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