Red⎜News : Vineyards

Mighty Metala

Thanks to Nigel Dolan, co-creator of Dolan & Dunn wines, for today's guest post on the history of the Adams family and Langhorne Creek's celebrated Metala vineyard, source of our cheekily named Longhorn Peak Shiraz Cabernet. Making wine is not always an easy pastime,...

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Grower Power!

Vintage 2019 is a wrap, and what a fast and furious vintage it’s been. For the first time I’ve known in all my too-many-to-mention vintages, all my fruit was picked, crushed and fermented within the month of March. Although it was a late-ish start, when it happened,...

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It’s Vintage 2019!

With the first grapes of 2019 about to be crushed there’s electricity in the air here in the Barossa. A daunting, thrilling anticipation of the juggernaut about to descend upon us. It’s vintage! That crazy-busy, exhausting and magical time of year that winemakers look...

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2017 Black Shiraz

              I’m so thrilled to say that the 2017 RED by Caroline Dunn Black Shiraz is now available. There was such a great response to the barrel samples we tasted during the Naked Wines Angel tastings in Melbourne and Sydney last month, so I’m delighted to have...

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Harvesting Kurtz Road Block Shiraz

A picture-perfect evening for harvesting Kurtz Vineyard Road Block Shiraz - specially selected for Dolan & Dunn Shiraz Grenache 2018. What a glorious autumn evening to be out and about. The light is golden and the grapes are perfectly ripe. A great excuse to be...

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First Crush

First 2018 grapes crushed this morning - dry grown Shiraz from Light Pass in the Barossa Valley. The fruit had beautiful blackberry flavours with a touch of spice, and if the colour in the crusher is anything to go by, we're in for a really good vintage. According to...

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Magical Malbec

Really excited to be adding a Malbec to the RED by Caroline Dunn portfolio this vintage. It'll be sourced from my favourite Kurtz vineyard Shed Block - right next door to the Shiraz. A bit of an underdog in Australia, Malbec is enjoying a resurgence of sorts. And...

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Veraison Kicks Off in Barossa Shiraz

The countdown to harvest is on! We’re seeing the first signs of colour change in Barossa Shiraz this week. For winemakers, veraison is one of the most exciting stages in the grapevine lifecycle, not only because it lets us know that harvest is right around the corner,...

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Flower Power

Grapevines have been flowering throughout the Barossa over the past couple of weeks, setting themselves up to produce that glorious fruit we make into wine. While every stage of the grapevine’s annual life cycle is vital to its ongoing health and wellbeing, there are...

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Shoot Thinning in Shed Block Shiraz

We’re shoot thinning in the Kurtz Vineyard Shed Block Shiraz today, one of the most important jobs in the vineyard in spring. It’s a pretty time-consuming process, but well worth it to get the best out of the vines and maximise potential quality. While the young...

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Spring is Sprung

It’s September, it’s spring, and vintage 2018 is on its way! And what could be more glorious than a sunny spring day in the vineyards? Growing up in Sydney, I was never acutely aware of the change of seasons. For a young city-dweller about the only thing I really...

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Pruning Shed Block Shiraz

After a week of much needed rain, we’re back to pristine, crisp winter days in the Barossa. Sparkling, sunny, and clear and icy as a mountain stream. Better weather for pruning by far - the big (and critical!)  job we’re tackling in the vineyards right now to set the...

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2017 Black Shiraz

              I’m so thrilled to say that the 2017 RED by Caroline Dunn Black Shiraz is now...

Mighty Metala

Thanks to Nigel Dolan, co-creator of Dolan & Dunn wines, for today's guest post on the history of...

Harvesting Kurtz Road Block Shiraz

A picture-perfect evening for harvesting Kurtz Vineyard Road Block Shiraz - specially selected for...

First Crush

First 2018 grapes crushed this morning - dry grown Shiraz from Light Pass in the Barossa Valley....

2017 Vintage Report

The RED vintage is now done and dusted for 2017. Mother Nature has been running about 4 to 6 weeks...

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