Welcome Rain

Welcome Rain

We’re gearing up for vintage here in the Barossa. Shiraz has just gone through veraison (when the grapes soften and change colour from green to purple) which indicates we’re only a few weeks away from picking. Now’s the stage that we start to spend a lot of time in...
Veraison Kicks Off in Barossa Shiraz

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,...
Flower Power

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...
Shoot Thinning in Shed Block Shiraz

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...
Spring is Sprung

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...