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News From Our Adelaide Hills Vineyard & Winery

Our seasonal newsletters take you behind the scenes of our small-batch winery – and offer you first look at all our wines as we release them. You can join our mailing list here.

Seasonal newsletter archive

Autumn 2022​

  • We’re full-steam-ahead into our busiest time of the year, as the annual grape harvest begins while we also send our 2020 wines off to be bottled.

  • A new mini film has just been released, telling the story of Whisson Lake! It beautifully showcases our steep vineyard and low-impact approach to winemaking.

  • We dived into our museum stock and released a 2012 White Label Pinot Noir – after 10 years in the bottle, it is approaching its peak.

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Summer 2021

 

  • Our tiny business goes national with an exciting new distribution deal.

  • Barrel tasting of our 2020 wines confirms we will release a 2020 Monopole (our most premium Pinot), hooray!

  • A cool start to the season has delayed flowering, with the cooler weather likely to result in lighter-colour wines with savoury notes and a very elegant flavour.

  • We've converted more of 36-year-old spur pruned vines to cane pruning – an expensive and slow process that will yield improved vine health, longevity and grape quality.

 

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Spring 2021

  • We release two delicious single-barrel Monopole Pinot Noir wines to you - one from 2017 and the other from 2018.

  • Our recent Pinot Masterclass and four-course lunch at Stem Bar and Restaurant was such fun – thanks to all who came along.

  • Our vines are some of the oldest in the region (they were planted in 1985), so we’ve been busy fixing trellis posts and renewing our vine's cordons.

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Winter 2021

  • Limited cases of our 2019 Black Label Pinot Noir and 2018 White Label Pinot Noir released for you to taste.

  • Our 2021 grape harvest is finally complete – now it’s time to make the wine (using wild ferments, as always).

  • In the name of research, we've grafted an experimental Pinot clone onto some of our existing vines. (Which clone exactly? That's top-secret for now...)

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