Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vintage vittles a day late - Tuesday 31st March: clydesdales, coffee and cake

Yesterday was our first day of harvest, with Sauvignon Blanc fruit being picked from the block of our Noa vineyard that is grown without the use of sulphur. This fruit is destined for our Osip Sauvignon Blanc, which will also have no sulphur used in the winemaking process. It was the perfect day to be picking, with a crispness to the air first thing, but not a cloud in the sky.  

For the first time this year, Gracie - one of our clydesdales - was hard at work putting out our blue picking bins and later this week she will be involved in bringing the fruit into the winery. It's incredible to see these beautiful working horses in their element. 

As the sun came out and the first fruit was brought up to the winery door there was time for a brief pause for a slice of apple cake and a cup of coffee, before the presses were loaded for the first time and vintage truly got under way. Here's to a great Vintage 2015. Cheers!

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