Relative to the tumultuous growing season for the 2014 vintage, we were ultimately very pleased with both our received quantity and even more so with its quality. This year’s growing season ran seemingly ran through the full gamut of weather outside of snow! Our yield of 76 tonnes meant we were down by around 15% … Continue reading Curly Flat 2014 Vintage Report
This week has seen the first of our picking for Vintage 2014. It has started off small, firstly a parcel of Chardonnay picked on Tuesday and then yesterday the first of our Pinot Noir. It has been a difficult year for all growers, some more than others. After months of no real rainfall to speak … Continue reading Exciting times and an anxious wait….
Although 1st of September marks the start of spring (in Australia), this date is a simplification as true spring starts with the arrival of the spring equinox on the 23rd of September. This is when the plane of the Earth’s poles are the same distance from the Sun. The amount of daylight is roughly equal to … Continue reading Budburst! Vintage 2014 is underway…
We’ve had some good frosts this week at Curly Flat culminating in the hardest this morning where it got down to -5, poetically coinciding with the winter solstice. Here are some photos from around the vineyard this morning that highlight we’re one of the coolest viticultural regions in Australia. Continue reading Shortest day turns out to be the coldest! (so far)