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On the international wine scene, the Southern Rhône is one of the giants. Why? Find out out by reading Singlefile’s article, Rhône Reds 101. Continue »
We’re big dog lovers at Singlefile – and our most beloved is certainly our winery dog Gracie, who is particularly crucial to Singlefile’s winemaking process. Gracie features on page 20 of the Wine Dogs Australia (fourth edition) and is quite a star. Find out more about how Gracie fits into life at Singlefile in this special Q&A, with answers provided by Gracie’s parents, Viv and Phil Snowden. Continue »
The year 2016 was a challenging year in terms of the length of the wet season, which encroached on the ripening of the vines and meant plenty of proactive management was necessary, particularly in terms of prevention of bird damage. A late storm in January was unwelcome in most of the Great Southern. Fortunately the yield was up on 2015 and most vineyards could work around any bird damage or threat from botrytis and, like many other vineyards, Singlefile could breathe a sigh of relief once we had completed the harvest, around the normal date towards the end of March. Continue »
Shhhh… Can you hear that? It’s the sound of corks popping all over the country. Now is the time for fun and frivolity, as the festive season approaches and end-of-year parties kick off. So as we enjoy this lovely sparkling wine, how do we best accompany it with food? The answer lies in this blog post, so read through to discover more about sparkling wine and food matching. Continue »
Phil and Viv Snowden live and breathe Singlefile Wines, from tending to the beautiful property with its vines and resident geese, to working in the cellar door and ensuring your precious wine lands at your doorstep. Get to know them better with this Q&A. Continue »
The Great Southern wine region has been dealt a kind, if at times challenging, hand from Mother Nature this year. The fruit has been picked and pressed, and the wines are in tank or barrel, with the alchemy of fermentation doing its thing. A careful watch must be carried over the fruits of the winemakers’ labour. Read through Viv Snowden, Mike Garland and Coby Ladwig’s reports of how vintage 2016 has fared. Continue »
Singlefile Wines takes its name from the resident geese, who parade gracefully in ‘single file’ each day at dusk, en route to the lake below the vineyards. It’s a sight to which we’ve become very accustomed – Viv Snowden has penned her own account of the story of these wonderful geese. Continue »