On Tuesday the 31st of January we officially kicked off vintage 2012 with the hand picking of the fruit for our Gorge Block chardonnay. Widely regarded as McLaren Vale’s best chardonnay vineyard the north facing Gorge Block benefits immensely from McLaren Vales’ cooler maritime climate where afternoon and evening sea breezes moderate the summer heat. The following videos track the fruit from vineyard to winery and then the finished product.
To celebrate the launch of vintage 2012 we are offering a great special on the Chapel Hill Gorge Block Chardonnay 2009, save $120 per dozen. Click here to go to the specials page on our wine shop to see what else is on offer.
A short clip in our Gorge Block Chardonnay of Bryn introducing new team member Bodhi Edwards on the first day of picking for vintage 2012.
This is the first fruit being delivered to the winery for vintage 2012. Look at all of those chardonnay berries!
Winemaker Bryn Richards takes us through four vintages of Gorge Block Chardonnay – Part One
Winemaker Bryn Richards takes us through four vintages of Gorge Block Chardonnay – Part Two