Tasting the 2019s

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Exciting day! Tasting the new wines. Always one of the year’s highlights. The Madeleine Angevine is clean and balanced and will be bottled next week....

Cripes! That Was a Scary October

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Still reeling!
2019 turned into one of our scariest ever vintages.The harvest date for our late-ripening, Riesling-cross Kernling grapes had been...

Basking in a Golden Glow!

Friday, 3 May 2019

Basking in a golden glow at Oatley!
After our first ever international-standard Gold Medal last September in the SW regional competition, we got...

THE 2018s ARE HOME!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

For only the second time ever we needed all 12 of our stillages, the collapsible cages used to transport wines in bottle. We had 6,500 bottles to fetch...

TASTING THE 2018s

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Wow! Enjoyed tasting our 2018s...
Last Tuesday we drove the hour to Steve Brooksbank’s winery near Shepton Mallet to taste our 2018s after their...

JEWEL-LIKE

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Kernling safely in! Our largest Kernling harvest EVER! Beautiful rosy-red clean jewel-like grapes.
But, oh alas, it rained on harvest day. After...

THE IN-BETWEEN TIME

Saturday, 6 October 2018

A fave time of year, especially in this unusually golden autumn. The Madeleine is safely in and we can focus on the pretty pink Kernling. It feels like...

MADELEINE HARVEST IN AND IT'S A CRACKER OF A VINTAGE

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Well what an amazing Madeleine harvest we had on 16th September!
There’d been record warm and sunny weather from May to September, with the occasional...

HAPPY VINES, DOG DAYS

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Sorry about the gap. All go here!
Sun today, after rain, a relief after the long heatwave turned everything but the vines and trees brown. The vines...

ALL KICKING OFF

Friday, 11 May 2018

What a rollercoaster of a spring! Soggy, muddy, cold winter to blazing blossomy summer in one easy week. After a start that was late by recent standards...