Adventures in Wine Land

There is always a lot going on at Mount Majura Vineyard. Leo has finished pruning and is busy preparing for this year's bout of grafting (we need more Riesling!). The 2016 reds are sitting quietly in barrel, but were recently blended.

However, there is also a lot happening with MMV staff off-site. Monica Gray (Assistant Winemaker) is busy doing vintage for the second time this year, in Germany. Monica won the Esther Knewitz Memorial Scholarship, which includes a couple of months work at a large winery in the Rheinhessen, where they grow and make Riesling, and quite a few other varieties besides.

Kate Hibberson (Cellar Door Manager) has been packing quite a lot of wine show judging into her busy schedule lately, as an Associate Judge at both the Winewise Small Vignerons Awards, and currently at the Canberra and Region Wine Show. When you come to taste wines at Cellar Door, you're guided by an expert palate!

Gau-Bickleheim in the Rheinhessen, ready for vintage 2016

Gau-Bickleheim in the Rheinhessen, ready for vintage 2016

Kate judging at the recent Winewise Small Vigneron Awards

Kate judging at the recent Winewise Small Vigneron Awards