Harvest Report 2019:
Beautiful Fruit & High Hopes

Harvest Sunset
Nestled between seemingly endless days of driving rain, the sun sets on a dry evening for our last week of harvest.

Harvest kicked off at the start of October with our Ortega and we finished with Chardonnay on the 25th. As we type, it’s fermenting slowly and gently in our chilled tanks. Now we’ll be taking a step back while the juice transforms.

Co-fermenting Regent & Ortega
Co-fermenting Regent & Ortega. So far so delicious!

This year had some very tricky patches thanks to the general wetness. Rain at flowering meant less bunches and rain at harvest meant slower ripening. In the end though, through the usual combination of careful management and sheer luck, we were able to collect some really beautiful tasting fruit and have high hopes for the resulting wines. Less is sometimes more.

Pinot Noir Fruit
The beautiful red fruit of a Pinot Noir harvest.

Hardworking Harvest Hands
Harvest Hands. Marcus, our Vineyard Manager, has been working in English vineyards for over 20 years.


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