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Visit us at the Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Events

She-Oak Hill invites you to join us in the Heathcote Winegrowers Marquee at  The Age Harvest Picnic,  Hanging Rock.

A unique opportunity to meet 10 Heathcote winegrowers and taste their wines in this beautiful setting on Sunday the 26th of February.

We look forward to sharing our amazing Shiraz and introducing you to our very new and exciting  2011 Rosé



Véraison in the vines

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Vineyard

Welcome to the New Year and a new season at She-Oak Hill. Warm, sometimes very warm, sunny days and a strong breezes have kept the vines tracking along towards ripeness. This time of the season is called veraison by the French. The fruit is changing  colour and the vines are drawing on their reserves of starch to fill the bunches with flavor and sugars. Continue reading “Véraison in the vines” »


What’s not to love about Spring in the Vineyard?

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Vineyard

Spring is a wonderful time in the vineyard, full of anticipation and promise. The vines literally ‘ spring’ to life after winter dormancy, growing  inches overnight it  seems. She-Oak Hill is alive with native birds and while the cockatoos have engaged in their typically destructive behavior we have generally managed to keep them out of the vines. The magpie families however are welcome guests.  Their endless sorties to gather meals for their increasingly raucous offspring helps keep the vines free of caterpillars, slugs and snails. Continue reading “What’s not to love about Spring in the Vineyard?” »


Heathcote Wine & Food Festival offers something for everyone.

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Community, Events

October is one of my favorite times of the year, the vineyard looks a picture with brilliant green buds emerging from the neatly wrapped cordons, the sun shines and daylight saving has begun giving us extra hours to work and relax before the amazing sunsets herald the end of the day.

It is also time for the Winegrowers of  Heathcote  to celebrate their years efforts and welcome to the region lovers of  the red wines for which Heathcote is renown  as well as many delightful white wines -perfect for a warm spring day. The Heathcote Wine and Food Festival  offers seminars and masterclasses for those who wish to build on their wine knowledge, live entertainment,  activities especially for children, a great variety of  food providers and specialty products from the region including olives, walnuts, cheeses and preserves. Come along and join us on the 8th and 9th of October, relax in the picnic atmosphere and meet the people who make the wine you enjoy. We look forward to seeing you.