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June 23, 2019

A lightning tour of the vineyard courtesy of our dog Molly.

June 23, 2019

A season in pictures at the Mount Terrible vineyard.

May 16, 2019

Every year, to maximise the quality of our Pinot, we severely strip shoots and bunches. But vines are philoprogenitive as buggery: kill their babies and they strike back. We ask our long suffering pickers not to pick ‘secondary’ bunches and until recently getting on fo...

March 30, 2019

went perfectly and is now sleeping in barrel. Not the easiest of years because a cold snap around flowering impaired fruit set, reducing the number and weight of bunches. But there seems to be a reciprocal relationship between the size of a vintage and its quality. If...

August 8, 2018

a really good season. Someone must have told the vines how close they got to being bulldozed when I went temporarily blind last year. The picking went perfectly: lovely weather, everyone in the valley helped, we got the grapes in by 2pm, which left ten hours for the pa...

August 5, 2018

We thought 2015 was a very good year, but we have only just realised how good. 

The grapes were handpicked and sorted and chilled immediately. The next day, after crushing, they were cold soaked to extract colour and flavour prior to fermentation in an open vat with 10%...

April 20, 2018

Twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen: five good vintages in a row. I was getting nervous. But on Saturday March 18 we picked 6 tonnes in excellent condition. Winemaking went well and the wine, which shows excellent retention of its primary fruit character, is n...

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