V18 update… It’s been a reasonably busy week so far. The Gorge Chardonnay was hand harvested over three picks and looks absolutely fantastic (surely the best one yet?!) Heaps of stone fruit with a great acid line. Our new staff fave – the Vermentino – came in on Thursday and tastes like a fruit salad with a sprig of green herb. It’ll certainly give the delicious 2017 a run for its money. We finished off the week with our first Shiraz pick (see photo) for the Parson range – it is super concentrated with delicious black fruits and ripe tannin bodes well for a ripper vintage.

Next week we are into it big time and the winery will work around the clock. We kick off on Monday with another couple of Parson Shiraz blocks and Tuesday to Friday is Kangarilla Chardonnay and Verdelho. We start on the McLaren Vale and Vicar Shiraz around the middle of the week.

Bryn Richards | Winemaker