This season we have decided to keep a photographic record of three vines, one from each of the varieties we grow, throughout the growing year from young shoots through to harvest. WEEK 1 – EARLY SPRING. We are approximately four weeks after bud burst. The season has started off with relatively cool temperatures and rainfall … Continue reading Three vines, one year….
October sees the continuation of spring, a new growing season and the first step towards Vintage 2019! As the vineyard is situated in the cool climate of The Macedon Ranges, frosts are a common event at this time of year. This year we have installed two new frost fans which are providing protection to all … Continue reading Ready, Steady, GROW!!
Cutler & Co. return to Curly Flat Date: 12pm Sunday 17th July, 2016 Location: Curly Flat Vineyard SEATS STILL AVAILABLE! Cutler & Co. will be returning to Curly Flat for a degustation lunch on Sunday 17th July. The partnership of our wines, current and older vintages, with Cutler & Co’s relaxed, yet sophisticated approach to … Continue reading Cutler & Co. return to Curly Flat
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…
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)