Hand Picking vs Machine Picking ???

Rise of the machines – An insight from Dylan Arvidson, our winemaker Picking, it’s a touchy subject in the wine industry, what is best for your grapes? Machine harvesters or hand pickers? Before we delve, slightly into this, I will declare that for our situation we are in the machine harvest band camp. If you

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2016 Vintage – That’s a wrap!

Cape Graces Margaret River Reds

The 2016 vintage in Margaret River was a challenge this year, untimely rain early in the season and then again during the red ripening coupled with overcast weeks during the tail end of harvest. Rob’s meticulous work in the vineyard keeping on top of any potential disease situations and ensuring we had a tight spray

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Vintage 2016 is upon us!

Vintage 2016 has begun with the picking of the first batch of Chardonnay! It is always an exciting time of year filled with sunshine, hard work, glorious aromas and of course grapes! Whilst all the grapes grown in our vineyard are destined to be treated with kid gloves and converted into our small batch estate wines,

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Ray Jordan and his 97 points!!!

Ray Jordan has long been regarded the leading critic on West Australian wine and his book “The West Australian Wine Guide” is keenly anticipated every year. It not only includes reviews on many of the local “drops” but vintage wrap ups, food and wine matches, tips on tasting wine and cellaring. We were lucky enough

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Chardonnay with Lamb???

Summer or winter, lamb is always a favourite in this household. It does however bring with it a heated debate to decide if we should have a Shiraz or a Chardonnay with our Six hour Slow Cooked Lamb. In an attempt to keep all parties happy (especially the chef) we normally end up cracking a

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A year in the vineyard

Our vineyard is a work in progress undergoing a major vine restructuring to enhance and vine health and yield. This year, as we approach 20 years of growth and our 16th vintage, the vines need to be set up for the next stage of their long and productive live. Converting whites to reds – with

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