As the new year begins, the path leading to our 2015 harvest has now entered its eighth month. Each vintage starts from the commencement of pruning, as this is where the template for the harvest is (literally) laid down. Since the completion of pruning, budburst began on the 11th of September, which is later than … Continue reading A new year begins…
For the 2011 vintage we we’re given a special opportunity to acquire barrels all sourced from one 400 year old French oak tree from the forests of Northern France. Sadly, the tree had to be felled for structural reasons after some particularly bad weather, so at least it was being put to good use. Needless to … Continue reading 2011 ‘The Curly’ Pinot Noir – Chene De Beaux Monts Barrels
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….
As there are so many great cellar doors to visit these days, to make it a little easier, each month James Halliday suggests one of his top 5 star rated wineries from each state that he thinks is really worth making the effort to visit, and of course taste! Link to JH website: http://www.winecompanion.com.au/wineries/wineries-of-the-month We’re happy to … Continue reading Curly Flat in James Halliday’s ‘Wineries of the Month’
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…
Next Sunday on the 11th of August, Curly Flat will be at the amazing Grub Food Van in Fitzroy, along with Bress Wine, Cider and Produce, Craggy Range, Crawford River, Marquee Wines and Vinosita Wine Merchants will also be there with their tasty wares. For just $30 you can come and taste wine from all over Victoria, … Continue reading Come and ‘Meet The Maker’