Flower Power

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...
Shoot Thinning in Shed Block Shiraz

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...
Spring is Sprung

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...
Pruning Shed Block Shiraz

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...
2017 Vintage Report

2017 Vintage Report

2017 Vintage Report The RED vintage is now done and dusted for 2017. Mother Nature has been running about 4 to 6 weeks behind the Barossa’s recent average, and quality has been extremely good. Above average yields, too, which is always a bonus in a good vintage. The...