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As the world’s most widely planted wine grape, cabernet sauvignon is distinguished as a truly noble variety. With its origins tracing back to 17th century France, the grape now enjoys a global presence. In the Great Southern, regional expressions are now being viewed alongside wines from Australia’s pre-eminent cabernet sauvignon regions. Continue »
Winter in the vineyard is a time of preparation for the vintage ahead, with pruning commencing after the vines drop their leaves and sap stops flowing. Viv and Phil have shared some details on the Singlefile vineyard this winter - join us among the rows of bare vines in our Denmark estate as our vineyard team ready the vines for the growing season to come. Continue »
Alongside the spectacular coastlines, forest hikes and fine wine on offer in the Great Southern region, there are a rich variety of bird species waiting to be discovered. Continue »
The 2023 vintage grapes from the Singlefile vineyard were harvested by the first week of April, reflecting a late ripening season (most years the harvest is around 21st March). The grapes were in near perfect condition and met our yield expectations. We expect our winemaker will craft wonderful wines similar in style to the last few years, which produced well balanced chardonnay described as delicate but with complexity and power. Continue »
Harvest is officially complete for vintage 2023. After a dry, moderate summer, a cool growing season has resulted in a slower ripening year, with whites coming off the vine nearly three weeks later than normal, and a later finish to harvest, ensuring time for the fruit to develop good varietal flavour. Now, it is up to our winemaking team to work their magic. Continue »