Bendigo vineyard

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 [...]

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 [...]

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