Monthly Archives: July 2018

First ever Chardonnay is shaping up well

So, how do you get it right with your first ever Chardonnay vintage? We don’t know how our inaugural Chardonnay will shape up, but the early signs are very encouraging. The grapes were harvested on 12 February and crushed the same day. Half the vintage is in stainless steel vats and the other half in a rotation through new and older American oak hogsheads to create a perfectly balanced, flavoursome Chardonnay which is fruity and fresh on the palate with […]

Our 2018 Cabernet Rosé is now safely bottled!!!

Today we have bottled our 2018 single-estate Cabernet Rosé and are delighted with the result.  Everything went smoothly at the mobile bottling plant at Robert Stein Winery and the wine is now safely bottled, labelled and screw-capped, and packed into cartons on pallets. After the wine gets over bottle shock and returns to full flavour and balance over the next 6 weeks, we will be releasing our 2018 Red Dog Rosé in time for the warmer months. Colour is an […]

Our Sardinian Journey …. Exploring the Home of Vermentino

As devotees of the ocean and seascapes, Eastern Sardinia is somewhere we had always wanted to visit.  With southern Burgundy experiencing the wettest spring on record, we decided to head south to Sardinia for some warmer weather and a chance to find some sunshine in a bottle or two. We had heard about the Italian white wine Vermentino but never sampled it. After a few days exploring Sardinia’s spectacular east coast national Park which extends north from Santa Maria Navarese, […]