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The Land of the Fried Pickle

I am currently in the land of the fried pickle*. For the record that is not our Viti: Peter Wild’s place.  I am loving it here and in all seriousness how can you not love the US.  It is my last major overseas expedition for the year and I admittedly am very much looking forward… more info

FAQs received in Cellar Door – part 3 – screwcap v cork

  We love having visitors in our Cellar Door from around the state, the country and the world. Each visitor has a different knowledge of wine, winemaking and viticulture. As such, we get some great questions from our visitors that allow us to provide insight into the influence that the environment and the vineyard can… more info

Blogolympics

It has been a while since I last posted a blog.  Sorry about that.  I have been busy in my defence.  I even took a holiday!  Here’s Wills my second son showing daddy how he mastered the slopes a couple of weeks ago. Makes you so proud.  Pretty good for 2 days of skiing. Talking… more info

FAQs received in Cellar Door – part 2 – what difference does soil make?

  We love having visitors in our Cellar Door from around the state, the country and the world. Each visitor has a different knowledge of wine, winemaking and viticulture. As such, we get some great questions from our visitors that allow us to provide insight into the influence that the environment and the vineyard can… more info

Rain, Rain and more fantastic Rain

What a difference a year makes.  In 2016 after a slow start, we have been inundated with rain and cold.  The type of cold that bites through your clothes and into your skin unless you are sitting in front of a roaring fire with a glass of full bodied red.  How good would that be… more info

Introducing the Nuriootpa Wine Trail

  Last year, the good folks of the wineries of Nuriootpa gathered for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. It was a great catch-up and lead to the inception of the Nuriootpa Wine Trail. We have been working together since then, to finalise the idea and we are now excited to bring… more info

FAQs received in Cellar Door – part 1 – all about old vines

  We love having visitors in our Cellar Door from around the state, the country and the world. Each visitor has a different knowledge of wine, winemaking and viticulture. As such, we get some great questions from our visitors that allow us to provide insight into the influence that the environment and the vineyard can… more info

Fun, Fun, Fun. Perth, Hobart, the Hunter Study Tour & Sydney

One of the great things about working with wine is the people you meet around the world.  The personalities, their stories, the shared fun amongst a million other things.  Oh course there is hard work, but at the same time being around fine food and wine isn’t half bad and makes up for the hard… more info

Enjoy a taste of the Barossa at home!

The weather has turned in the Barossa, and with a chill (or more so a great deal of wind) in the air, we are looking to be cosy at home enjoying delicious food matched with delicious wine. Our good friend, Chef Peter Clarke, of Vintners Bar & Grill has kindly put together a recipe for us, to… more info

NYC v the Barossa

It has been awhile since my last blog and surprise, surprise some of you actually miss it – well at least 3 of you. So what has been happening since the last instalment?  In one word – ashitload. I have been the lucky one who has stuck around in God’s Country (ie the Barossa) with the… more info