From the Vineyard
Time to fish!
Well vintage has finished and some people have gone fishing while others are just enjoying not working 6 days a week for 12 hour shifts!
It's a cold winter
It's winter here so the vineyard jobs are pruning, pruning, and more pruning.
Time for a game of bowls
Now that another vintage is over, all the hard working staff gathered at the club to enjoy a roast dinner, some drinks, and a game of bowls.
The end of our 2012 vintage
All our 2012 grapes have now been harvested and we have crushed just under 25ooo tonnes, which was more than last year.
Open 24 hours a day
We always tell people that the winery is open 24 hours a day, and this time we can prove it.
We had a great start to our 2012 vintage this February. The weather was on our side and everything was going smoothly, but we almost spoke too soon...
New faces at the winery
Winemaking can’t just be learnt from books and so, just as I did work experience at various wineries when I was studying, we have welcomed four new students for the 2012 vintage.
Welcome to our new website!
We’re very pleased to welcome you to our new website. We’ve had a spruce up and a bit of a make-over and we hope you’ll agree that our new site is much fresher and easier to navigate.
BBC Good Food Show Winter
Cathryn and I flew over to the UK at the end of November for the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC in Birmingham. This was the ninth consecutive year that we’ve done the show and we love meeting visitors year on year.
We are expanding again!
This month is building month in the winery. We are expanding again and concrete has to be poured to prepare for more tanks.
In the pipeline!
Work never stops here at the winery and we currently have a big job “in the pipeline!” We are digging trenches at the moment to make way for some water pipes.
Vintage 2011 is over - woohoo!
To celebrate the end, we had a big party at the local club with a great roast carvery. It was an opportunity to have fun dressing up in fancy dress bought from charity shops.
A mad month at the Winery...
It was a mad month of March down at the winery. We were rushed off our feet with vintage, and the hectic pace that comes with it, and then we played host to a wedding too.
January has been rather wet here, to say the least. Luckily, we haven’t had the floods that have hit Queensland but we have had a large amount of rainfall.