Monthly Archives: June 2018

Harvesting our Grove to Make Marinated Olives

This year, drought conditions meant that many of our olive trees hunkered down and didn’t deliver much fruit and we are hopeful for better conditions next season. But our few Manzanillo olive trees did prosper so we have hand-picked a about two hundred kilos over the past week and are now busy salting them down to remove any impurities and get them ready for pickling. As in every olive grove there are a few rogue varieties amongst our Frantoio and […]

Our Quest for the Perfect French Chardonnay

We have just landed back in Mudgee after 5 weeks exploring the huge wine-growing region of Southern Burgundy, France, in our quest to find the perfect French Chardonnay. Our quest was sparked by the fact that this year we are making our first single-vineyard Chardonnay and we were looking for fresh inspiration to bring to the table.  We spent many productive days meeting French winemakers, sampling the best on offer and learning how many French vignerons are now embracing biodynamic […]