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Patience & Anticipation

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Vineyard

Growing fruit for premium wine is all about patience and anticipation. Over the growing season, from early September until late March, we must anticipate the risks to fruit from the weather, from disease and from pests in the vineyard. Frosts, strong winds and excessive rain have the potential to be just as damaging as long dry spells and excessive heat.

With predictions of a hot dry summer it was important to anticipate the crop load the vines would be able to bring to maturity without stress. During December many hours were spent going through each individual vine, counting the bunches per shoot, checking the length of the shoots and fastidiously reducing the crop to one bunch per shoot.

Now, a week out from harvest, we are patiently awaiting the excitement of picking. The vines are looking good and the fruit has amazing flavor. Six months of dedicated effort is looking like it will result in a special wine which we look forward to sharing with you.



The intense and elegant 2010 Shiraz

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Awards

Our 2010 Estate Shiraz has been awarded:

5 Stars in Winestate Magazines New Release tasting -August 2012.

Silver medal in the French Chamber of Commerce's Concours des Vins November 2012

Silver medal Daylesford Wine Show November 2012

Join us at The 2012 Heathcote Wine & Food Festival

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Events

We look forward to meeting up with you at this very popular annual event.  A great opportunity to try  & buy wine from over 40 Heathcote wineries, have lunch in the picnic setting, entertain the kids and be entertained yourself with live music and wine seminars. Book on line for early bird discounts through the Heathcote Winegrowers website. Make sure you come and say ‘Hello’ to us at the She-Oak Hill marquee and taste our newly released, highly acclaimed 2010 Estate Shiraz.



Support our local growers & the Heathcote community

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Community, Events


On the third Saturday of each month join us at the Heathcote Farmers Market to purchase fresh produce and small batch condiments, talk to the passionate producers, enjoy the rural environment  and catch up with friends. It’s a beautiful way to spend the morning and an excellent way to stock your fridge or get organised  for a picnic.