Welcome Rain

4

February 2020

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 the vineyards tasting the fruit again and again, and waiting for signs of ripeness and for those amazing flavours to develop.

“We had some welcome rain over the weekend. “

We had some welcome rain over the weekend that has freshened up the vines after a long dry spell, and this should help to kick off the next stage of ripening. Luckily, the rain was early enough, and won’t be hanging around, so there should only be benefit from it, rather than any downsides.

Crops are definitely down this year, but the flip side is that low crops mean greater concentration of goodies going into the fruit and that can lead to terrific flavours, colour, balance and overall quality.

I’ll keep you posted through the journey to ripeness. Let’s pray for a favourable end to the season.

Winemaking is for the Birds

As we head towards harvest, our winemaking focus is acutely attuned to what’s taking place in the...

Vintage Is Coming

We’re getting twitchy! As the grapes start to colour up, so begins our annual vineyard pilgrimage...

Single Vineyard Wines

For those who love wine, a special bottle for Christmas can be just the ticket. There are lots of...

Barossa Wine Show Trophy Win

The 2021 Barossa Wine Show was judged this week and I was extremely chuffed to be awarded a Top...

RxCD Barossa Valley Mataro 2020

I'm excited to let you all know that the 2020 Red by Caroline Dunn Barossa Valley Mataro has just...

RED

by Caroline Dunn

SA Liquor Licence No 57615327
ABN 76 149 298 135

Enjoy Responsibly