Scenes from Curly Flat -winter 2016

Here’s a variety of shots taken over what has been a winter that has been mostly wet, very wet! As you get all sorts of weather in between, from the sometimes sunny days which serve as the sucker punch to the days of howling wind & driving rain. The rain is welcome though as it has been in deficit of recent years so this sustained soak will hopefully work its way down deeper into our soils. This will help get our vines into a favourable space for budburst and hopefully vintage 2017 overall.

Although 31st May, this frosty start set the tone for winter!

Frost 2000 block

Frost upclose on a vine

Sunrise on June 1st

95 block – 21 years old this year!

Purple haze – sunrise over Lake Lacuna July 18th

Pruning workshop & more with Simonet & Sirch from Italy

Pruners finishing after a long day

Arty shot of CF winery

We’ve had a few beautiful days too!

Daylight hours are extending…

…but it’s still very cold most mornings!

Above average rains have got the creeks flowing

An epic sunrise, 9th August

The big push – one (big) block left to prune!

Finishing on a positive note… while rainbows have been pretty common this year, they always look spectacular!

Curly Flat comes to Cecconi’s July 1st – Degustation Menu

CF Cecconis Dinner

Date:  1st July 2013    Location: 61 Flinders Lane Melbourne Vic 3000  

Cost: $150.00 per person    Seating is limited, early bookings are essential.

Call for bookings on 03 8663 0500 or pay online.


Appetizer / 1st Entree

Caramelised Scallops, pumpkin fondant, porcini, capers, chicken jus

2010 & 2011 Curly Flat Chardonnay


2nd Entree:

Ravioli with braised rabbit, creamed beet leaves, shaved parmesan

2007 & 2009 Curly Flat Pinot Noir



Herb crusted Lamb rack with braised neck, white bean and tomato ragu

2008 & 2010 Curly Flat Pinot Noir



Formaggi – Cheese with apple and raisin chutney, quince paste and crackers

2010 Curly Flat “The Curly” Pinot Noir