And so for another year the sounds of the harvester, crusher and press draw to a close. We’ve crushed our last fruit and tomorrow we will be pressing off our last red. For those of you interested it will be the Grafted Mataro from Block 3C which will be lucky last. Quality looks fantastic this year with the whites very solid, early reds such as Tempranillo and Merlot looking good and the late reds (Mataro, Grenache and Cab Franc) all looking fantastic. Have I forgotten anything? Oh yes, Shiraz! The Shiraz looks brilliant, going to be some cracker wines around the middle of next year and it’s been great fun making them! Huge thanks to our dedicated crew in the vineyard and the cellar, certainly could never have happened without Clint, Sam, Ross, Suze and Franco!
For the stats focused amongst you, we crushed 225 tonnes with 13 different varieties and 47 different ferments over 10 weeks. Mother Nature was kind, if occasionally capricious, and we can now get the raw wines finished up and off to rest and magically grow into fine wine in their oak beds over the next 9-18 months.