Archive for May, 2016

Heathcote on Show -long weekend in June

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Community, Events, Vineyard

We invite you to join us at the unique little Cellar Door in the garden of the stylish gift, homewares and fashion store, Rutherford & Maine, in the High St in Heathcote.

We will be at this lovely venue over the long weekend in June for the exciting Heathcote on Show event. Come by to sample our recent releases and revisit your favourite vintages. Wines will also be available by the glass, bottle or boxes and orders can be made for delivery to your home or office. Check out the link to this event and plan your day trip or stay in the region. There is a wonderful prize to be won and every 6 pack of wines you purchase at the participating Cellar Doors enters you in the running to win. We look forward to seeing you at :

Rutherford & Maine     91 High St Heathcote

Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th and Monday 13th – 10am til 4.30pm

 

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Barrel Tasting of 2015 vintage

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Community, Releases, Vineyard

One of the most pleasurable tasks of a vigneron is tasting the batches of wine from the barrels. Each year under the guidance of our fabulous wine maker, Mark Hunter, we go through this process to decide whether or not to make a Reserve wine.

The batches may be different blocks of the vineyard, old vines or young vines. They may have had different oak treatments – new oak barrels or previously used oak or they may have experienced different wine making techniques – length of time on the skins, whole bunches added uncrushed etc. The fruit may have been picked at varying points of ripeness.

We don’t always make a Reserve Wine but the fruit from the 2015 Vintage was exceptional so the decision was to produce 50 cases.  The ’15 vintage will be bottled in July this year. Look out for it. I was too busy tasting and making notes to capture the serious part of the business when, of course, we are not adulterating the wine flavours and aromas with food but this photo captures the more relaxed assessment of the 2014 vintage which we are about to release.

 

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