Well, we are slowly picking our grapes. We have brought in all of our sparkling base, some grigio, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, and finally this week some pinot noir. The grapes are ripening very slowly, so we only have a small team of pickers at the moment. It is coming into the winery in good condition. We now have some full vats of pinot noir. I hope you are thinking our our dedicated crew that are plunging these vats three times a day including early Sunday morning and Saturday and Sunday night. Winemaking is not always glamorous I am afraid. Thanks guys! The flavours and aromas are already looking very promising. The long slow ripening is what cool climate wines are all about. I think this vintage will produce some quality wine.
I would just like to remind you that we will be open on Easter Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but we are closed on Good Friday. Please come and visit us if you are down the coast.
Anyway, I must go now. Betty our new cocker spaniel is so bored she has fallen asleep and is snoring under my desk!!!
I hope you have a good week.