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Hi All…
A lovely warm start to the Summer has given way to a bit of rain- we are hoping for a great vintage if the rain goes away....

 

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down in the vineyard…

 

All the Birdnetting is now on and the grapes are starting to soften, change colour and ripen. Harvest is still about 3 weeks away and we are hoping for some warm weather. The Pinotage set a large crop for such young vines and we had to bunch thin (heartache!). Next door, the Verdelho, set a light crop.
The joys of Nature!!



 < Image: Birdnetting at sunset.

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the wines…

Vintage in the winery has started with some crushing of Verdelho for a Contract Client. The new vintages of the Verdelho (2011), Gewurztraminer (2010), Petit Verdot (2009) and Pinotage (2011) have all been  released. The new 2011 Chardonnay (a real Classic- best I have ever made) and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (a lovely drop) will be released shortly.

I have been working on a Bordeaux blend over the past year and some of you who have done my cellar tour would have tried it. It is a blend of Cab Sauv(60%), Petit Verdot (30%) and Merlot (10%)

It is now spending the last part of it's overall 20 months in some new oak and will be bottled in May.

A lovely elegant wine- watch this space.

< Image: All ready for the first crush.

Art on Amiens
on the estate…

Our first Spring Garden Party was held around the Cellar Door on the afternoon of the 29 October 2011. It was a great afternoon and the DIRT BAND was a great success. We hope to make this an annual event.

Planning is underway for our Tasting Dinner for the year. This will take place on Saturday evening, the 12th May 2012. It will be a tasting of 6 premium Chardonnay's and 6 Premium Pinotage's.

It was hosted by myself in the winery and accompanied by a 4 course dinner by Tony Southgate.
Please contact me for details.

 

< Image: Enjoying the Spring Garden Party.


Cheers in wine…

Mark

 

 

 

Ah, fill the Cup: -- what boots it to repeat
How Time is slipping underneath our Feet:
     Unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday,
Why fret about them if To-day be sweet!

Omar Kahyamm


Ravens Croft Wines 274 Spring Creek Rd [PO Box 480] Stanthorpe Q 4380 Ph: 07 4683 3252 M: 0414 978 783 Email: mark@ravenscroftwines.com.au
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