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Killer Queen Weekend

2021-06-10T22:52:23+00:00May 19, 2021|

CANCELLED THIS YEAR Due to current COVID restrictions, unfortunately we have to cancel the event this year. THE CELLAR DOOR WILL BE OPEN. ------ Join us in thanking Queen for the long weekend. Bring your food and camp chair. We will supply the fire pits. Booze and Queen music will [...]

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 [...]

Crankie at The Stables

2021-01-19T02:00:22+00:00January 11, 2021|

Wine, food and live music from 11:30am each day at The Stables at Ravenswood Homestead.Enjoy our Crankie and Killiecrankie Wines with some fabulous food provided by the team at Ravenswood Homestead. 11:30am - 5pm, Saturday 23 January 2021  and Sunday 24 January 2021 Due to current COVID restrictions, there will [...]

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 [...]

We’re a secret gem!

2020-11-18T07:11:06+00:00November 17, 2020|

"Just outside town, at Ravenswood, is Killiecrankie Wines' cellar door, where you can try and buy quirky but seriously good wines, such as the 2018 Lola Montez Monastrell Shiraz, named after exotic dancer Lola Montez, who shocked audiences at Castlemaine's Theatre Royal in 1856 by raising her skirts." Secret gems in [...]

Racking

2020-11-17T01:50:22+00:00October 28, 2020|

All industries have their own language which others 'on the outside' will not fully understand. While talking to customers in the cellar door I have certainly been guilty of using wine industry terms. One that comes to mind is racking. What could that mean? Well it might mean shelving in [...]

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