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...
Pruning Shed Block Shiraz

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...