The weather gods have been smiling and V18 is finally here.  The vines are looking happy with moderate crops which are already showing fantastic flavour development.  Fingers crossed for another classic McLaren Vale vintage.

The fun started this morning with hand harvesting half of the Gorge Block Chardonnay.  We whole bunch basket press these grapes and run them straight to barrel for a wild ferment.

A glass of fizz by the basket press was had by all to toast the start of V18!

Bryn Richards   |   Winemaker