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Harvest 2022 & Beyond

Harvest time was a flutter of activity, orchestrated like movements of a symphony, and conducted by the viticulturists, cellarmasters, and winemaking teams. The grapes were harvested long before the dawn chorus, with the picking schedule navigating changing weather and the rhythm of each vineyard. Rain was a concern during the growing season, however the cooler weather and less extreme heatwaves resulted in excellent grapes. In 94 days, our picking teams harvested an average of 1 400 tons of grapes per week, a harmonious mix of 15 red and 14 white varieties from our various farms. With all our 2022 grapes safely in the cellar, the composing of the wines begins – blending, fining and fermenting. The wines are developing beautifully in tanks and barrels, with the cellar alive with fermenting enzymes and filled with all sorts of fruit aromas. As Chris Crafford, our maestro winemaker commented, “We are delighted that harvest 2022 delivered in both quality and quantity and look forward to providing our consumers with outstanding wines”

woman picking vineyard grapes

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