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...
2018 Vintage Wrap

2018 Vintage Wrap

2018 vintage is a wrap! So what’s next in the winery? Late autumn is time to re-evaluate and regenerate – a minor reprieve until the cycle repeats all over again. For our grapegrowers, it’s time for a well-earned rest (usually in the form of a fishing trip!)...
2018 Vintage Report

2018 Vintage Report

The 2018 growing season kicked off reasonably well, with good, but by no means excessive, rainfall through winter and spring. So the vines had enough water to see good, healthy canopies heading into the warmer months. It got pretty warm and dry in January, and...
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....