After a slow start to Vintage 2017, things have really picked up this week. On Wednesday we did the second pick of the Nitschke Block, and the first pick is starting to ferment after a long cold soak. You can see the video I took during the first pick here. Yesterday we picked the last parcel of Mataro for the Rose. Pressing [...]
It was beautiful out in the Schwarz family vineyard this morning where the crew picked the dry-grown Grenache that my parents planted in 1968, the year they were married and the same year they planted the Nitschke Block Shiraz. The Grenache is destined for my 2017 Schwarz Rosé which should be released mid-year.
After what seems like months waiting for vintage to start, I finally started vintage yesterday, picking the Chenin Blanc. Have a look at this short video on Instagram to see the grapes going through the crusher.
Sampling the Nitschke Block Shiraz - 27 February 2017 After a month or so of waiting, looks like vintage might start tomorrow, with Chenin Blanc grapes first into the winery. It's the latest vintage we've had in many years, and has been described by some as a "traditional" vintage. Last year we started almost 4 weeks earlier. With a week of very warm [...]
The Barossa Wine Chapter's auction presented by Barossa Grape and Wine Association is a unique opportunity to bid on an iconic collection of wines from Barossa's most celebrated winemakers. Supported by Langton's Wine Auction House, the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction features rare vertical collections of back vintages, large format and special releases all direct from the cellars of Barossa's most distinguished wineries. Jason has provided [...]
Happy New Year! I hope you've had a great Christmas and New Year. I'm enjoying a break with the family before getting ready for what is promising to be a great vintage. To celebrate the new year, we've just added some new releases to the online shop - including the 2015 GSM and Shiraz as well the 2015 Thiele Road Grenache and 2015 Nitschke Block Shiraz. [...]
2 December 2016 It's been a great start to the month, with the 2015 Meta Mataro being ranked number 8 in the Adelaide Review's Hot 100 Wines. Jason received his award at a black-tie gala dinner held last night the Freemans Hall in Adelaide in front of 250 guests which also celebrated a decade of Hot 100 Wines. We still have a limited amount of [...]
Looking outside the window today, it feels like Spring may have finally decided to join us in the Barossa. Also joining us are our new release Meta wines - the 2016 Meta Grenache, the 2016 Meta Mataro and the 2015 Meta Shiraz. Both the 2016 Meta Grenache and the 2015 Meta Shiraz are available online, while we still have limited stock available of the 2015 Meta [...]
It's been a VERY VERY wet winter here in the Barossa. No doubt you've seen images of the flooding and here we are still in rugged up with the heater on - in October! So it's pretty good timing that the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show is only a few weeks ago. Jason is looking forward to some warmer weather - and of course, [...]
Thiele Road Grenache Vineyard, Barossa Valley - March 2016 Many people know that the Barossa is home to some of the world's oldest known Shiraz vines. But did you know, we're also home to the oldest Grenache vines too. So it's probably no surprise that people in the Barossa, feel pretty passionate about Grenache. Grenache is one of the world’s best kept [...]