Decisions, decisions…

Currently in the winery we are about to place our oak order for the 2012 vintage, securing our selected barrels and ensuring that they have adequate time to arrive from France. The above photo illustrates our oak matrix and the myriad of elements that make up the decision making process. To make it more interesting, … Continue reading Decisions, decisions…

Flower Power!

Now that we have seen off (most of) the frosts which can lay waste to tender buds and/or shoots, our next major phase is flowering and fruit set.  This is one of the most important windows in the growing season as the rate of success literally dictates the total crop potential for that season.  At this point our bunches … Continue reading Flower Power!

2010 Curly Flat Chardonnay almost in bottle…

Come next Tuesday, we’ll be bottling the 2010 Curly Flat Chardonnay.  Before we bottle, we currently filter the Chardonnay using Cross Flow Filtration technology.  The reasons we choose this filter type are two-fold.  Firstly, it is non-oxidative as the vertical columns which contain the filtering medium are enclosed and air tight, so no air can … Continue reading 2010 Curly Flat Chardonnay almost in bottle…