Summer 2016: Vineyard Clippings

After the floods! When I penned some notes for the last newsletter in July, the dams were still empty and everything looked reasonably dry for the first month of winter.

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Summer 2016: Merle’s Big Day Out

Well, we did it again. We scooped the pool at the 2016 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show for the third straight year. The 2016 “The Merle” Riesling won all the

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Whatever The Weather 2016

When it’s all said and done, we vignerons are basically grape farmers, so I guess it is no surprise that we are always banging on about the weather. Typical bloody

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Winter 2016: The Resilience of Riesling

I am constantly amazed at the resilience of Riesling. In the past decade we have copped some pretty interesting seasons in our neck of the woods. In fact, we’ve just

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Winter 2016: Vineyard Clippings

We’re in the throes of another winter and it looks like being a classic Clare affair; constant showers, drizzle, low cloud, cold winds and matching temperatures. But we are definitely

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Vintage 2016

Crisp, dry Riesling wines are synonymous with the Clare Valley. Riesling has grown here for more than 150 years and forged an enviable reputation as an outstanding and resilient viticultural

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We have just made another significant addition to our impressive ‘Green List’ with the acquisition of a FMR 3000R vineyard sprayer. This machine deploys the latest in spray application technology

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Summer Snippets 2015

GOLDEN ERA FOR 2015 “TRAD” The Pikes 2015 “Traditionale” Riesling has now won three gold medals at recent Australian and international wine competitions since its release back in early August.

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News From Around The Vineyard

Another viticultural season is rapidly rolling by and there are early indications for an above average crop, thanks to rapid vine growth and ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set.

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Vintage 2015

Based on our records, February 4th is the earliest ever start to vintage in our 30 years in the Clare Valley…and given we are now almost finished…it will almost certainly

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