Grower Power!

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,...
It’s Vintage 2019!

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...
Harvesting Kurtz Road Block Shiraz

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...
First Crush

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....