It’s on! A year’s worth of hard work in the vineyard from Leo and his team is coming to fruition. Vintage 2018 has officially started with our first fruit for our sparkling wine The Silurian, being picked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week.
It’s an exciting time of year for us but also our most intense period of work. Long days picking, pressing and monitoring ferments have begun. So far, the growing and ripening season has been favourable. Warm dry days have helped our fruit to ripen happily while disease pressure has been relatively low. Our fingers are still crossed though, the last fruit won’t be harvested until late April. We’ll be hoping for mild and dry conditions for a couple of months yet.