Curly Flat and Williams Crossing…how do we decide?

Last week we reviewed each and every barrel (as we do every year) from the 2011 vintage to determine the split between our two labels.  Before we explain our barrel classification process, first a little about the two labels. Curly Flat and Williams Crossing have always represented exceptional value in terms of purity in both … Continue reading Curly Flat and Williams Crossing…how do we decide?

Fruit has set and now veraison begins…

With the new year well under way, the vineyard at Curly Flat is on track with fruit set completed as of mid December.  As of late January, Veraison (where green hard berries begin taking on it’s varietal colour and start accumulating sugars) has begun around 2 to 3 weeks early as have been all the stages from budburst on wards.  Whilst the growing … Continue reading Fruit has set and now veraison begins…

Fruit set, so far so good…

As we’ve mentioned fruit set is an important time in any vineyard as it determines the maximum potential crop there’ll be for the coming vintage.  We are happy to report that we are currently at around 60% completion of fruit set, where the flowers have successfully pollinated and developed their seeds along with the protective covering we all … Continue reading Fruit set, so far so good…