Can you taste soil in wines?

2021-03-30T01:03:57+00:00March 30, 2021|

We are currently in the middle of harvest which is usually a frenetic time of year. Thanks to some rain and 5 overcast days the ripening process has stalled, so I find myself with a little time to jot down some thoughts. Soil in the vineyards I have read some [...]

What on earth is veraison?

2021-02-01T04:14:54+00:00February 1, 2021|

Start of veraison in Shiraz As I write this, our Shiraz grapes have started veraison. In viticulture, veraison is the onset of the ripening of the grapes. The official definition of veraison is "change of colour of the grape berries". Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to [...]

Shiraz with Duck? Yes you can!

2021-01-08T22:56:40+00:00January 1, 2021|

Wine, food, friends and love... In the past, the Bendigo wine region had a reputation for producing big bold styles of red wine and not producing white wines at all. Well good readers, I am here to tell you that this is not the case.Although big and bold wines can [...]

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