OUR SEASONS

JUNE - JULY - AUGUST

Sauvignon Blanc is blended and made ready for bottling.  Bottling proceeds in late July. Other blended red wines are prepared for bottling. Compost applied to vine berms and pruning begins.

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

Budburst followed by shoot selection and suckering. Cover crops are mowed to aid vineyard management and spray programme commences.

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Vineyard management continues.  Leaf breaking is practiced in select vineyards to aid penetration of sunlight and air. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and One Man Band wines are blended.

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH - APRIL - MAY

January - We wrap up the spray programme allowing a broad interval before harvest. Vineyard maintenance includes green harvesting to reduce crop levels and ensure concentration and quality. Previous vintage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is bottled.

February - Preperations for the onset of harvest. Vineyard maintenance can include topping of vines if necessary.  Bottling continues.

March - All necessary bottling is completed by mid-March to make way for the onset of the Sauvignon Blanc harvest. Chardonnay harvested and straight into barrel for natural ferment. Pinot Noir racked into barrel.

April - Harvesting continues, now including other red varietals and a great deal of cellar activity.

May - Our harvest is concluded and One Man Band components are racked into barrel to mature. Sauvignon Blanc rests in tank on the fine lease. Postharvest irrigation for all vineyards, if rain is not timeous. Vineyards ploughed and cover crops sown.