Vintage 2024

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Vintage 2024 Update

Vintage has kicked into top gear this week with a run of warm and dry weather over the last two weeks after a mild start to the summer. We are looking at lower yields than previous years with colour and flavour looking fantastic.

An early Easter often means an early start and finish to vintage, and true to form we are well ahead of previous years for our first picks. We started vintage 2024 with Marsanne from Marananga on the 15th of February and Roussanne from Kalimna on the 21st of February. The first reds in the winery this year were Shiraz from our Marananga and Krondorf blocks in the central Barossa Valley, which traditionally are some of our earliest ripening Shiraz blocks.

As the weather warmed up over the last two weeks we are seeing reds ripening at a steady pace, Tim and JD are out in the vineyards daily, walking the rows and sampling grapes to monitor flavour ripeness and making the all important picking calls.

Excitingly this year we have a new variety in the winery that Tim and JD are having a play with, its from the Bethany foothills of the eastern ranges of the Barossa Valley. Watch this space as to where this one ends up.

The first of our Cabernet Sauvignon blocks from Moppa was picked on the 29th Feb and we will see the Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon arriving in the winery within the next few weeks to go towards our Compono Cabernet Sauvignon that we first launched mid last year. Over the next week will see the arrival of some of our key Shiraz parcels from the northern section of the Barossa as well as old vine Grenache and Mataro hit the winery and our prized Eden Valley parcels dont look to be too far behind.

Cheers

Tim and John

 

 

 

 

 

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