Small yield, after an extremely difficult summer season. However excellent berry flavour. Harvest was on Saturday 12th March. Thank-you to the enthusiastic picking team, here enjoying a well earned drink at the end of the harvest.
Today the wine is being pressed to separate the liquid wine from the grape skins and pips. Ben is in the wine vat shoveling the must out into the press. Andrew is ready to operate the press.
Next the wine is stored in maturation vessels (like barrels) for the next few months, to allow favours to develop.
As we get closer to harvest we are looking for the flavour development in the flesh, the skins, and the seeds. Berry Sensory Analysis looks at the important qualities of tannin, acidity, and sugar content.
If you would like to be involved with this year’s harvest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pruning at Wimmera Hills Winery finished on Saturday, it is always a huge relief when pruning is finished. There was a team of 8 pruners, here is Magnus and Benjamin showing off their pruning style.