Vintage 2024: A Progress Report

Wine / Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

As we muddle our way through the final week of the school holidays, I know you’ll forgive me if I bring you an abbreviated blog this week!

I did promise you a winery update a few weeks back, so what better time to hand it over to Rob…


Vintage 2024 winery update

2024 Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon Blanc is still quite cloudy, but it has lovely fresh colour and aromas. The flavours are absolutely brilliant! As many of you will know, we ran out of our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc a few weeks back, so you’ll be relieved to hear that Rob will be getting it ready for bottling soon. The plan is to do that mid to late May. Phew! I can hear all of our Sauvignon Blanc lovers breathing a collective sigh of relief.

2024 Chardonnay

The Chardonnay is all in barrel and even though it hasn’t been inoculated with malo-lactic fermentation bugs yet, it has real intensity. It already has some very nice oak flavours and aromas. Well, that does sound very promising!

For club members, make sure you check your email for an invitation to our latest Club Party. On Mothers Day we’ll be releasing our brand new 2023 Chardonnay. A bottle will also be making an appearance in your May Club pack!

2024 Sparkling Pinot Noir

The Pinot sparkling is quite full in flavour. That’s probably because we picked the pinot a little riper than usual. It has just started malo-lactic fermentation and that has added early complexity. Rob is REALLY happy with the way it’s going. He thinks it is going to be a terrific base.

2024 Rosé

The pinot noir rosé has a very pretty pale pink colour and the nose and palate are sensational! It too has started malo-lactic fermentation (nice and early) and that has added so much already.

The Reds

The reds have not made it into barrel yet, but that will happen soon. Rob ran out of time to see them yesterday, so stay tuned for an update on those next week!


A little something extra…

If you promise not to tell anyone, I’m going to share a little secret with you.

Kim Anderson has a small amount of Nebbiolo growing at his Charleston vineyard. And Rob has his eye on it! It hasn’t been picked yet and Rob will get a team together to do that soon(ish). There is really only enough fruit for a barrel of wine (if that), so it will be interesting to see what happen with this one. Tune in for more over on that in the coming weeks!

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