In the Vineyard
The vineyard is looking spectacular and the bird netting will be going on in the early new year. The crop is looking very good and just holding thumbs that the hail stays away. The young block of Pinot Gris is growing well, although a bit more rain would be welcome. Vintage is on track for mid Feb.
In the Winery
Vintage in the winery is due to start end January with the Tempranillo arriving. This will be followed by the Pinot Gris(Grigio style); Verdelho and then the Chardonnay. Pinotage due to be picked at the end of February. As we have sold out of the Pinot Grigio and Verdelho we will be hoping to get the new vintage into bottle as soon as possible. Tastings at Easter folks!
The 2018 Petit Verdot is looking great will be bottled before vintage starts and be released at Easter. The 2018 “The Waagee” is progressing nicely in oak.
At the Cellardoor
The Cellar Door continues to get busier and we had a record breaking season. Customers enjoyed relaxing with a cheese platter and wine while enjoying the views.
The Century Club mail out is now completed for 2018 and members can now enjoy their selected dozen at wholesale prices. They will also enjoy the benefits for the next year, including 20% off all purchases at the Cellardoor and by mail order.
The Waagee Club, for return customers, now enjoy complimentary tastings and a 5% discount on their purchases at the Cellardoor. For more information, have a look here.