Winter among the vines

Well the autumn leaves have dropped and and the bare vines will shortly be pruned to start next years crop of grapes. Volumes were low this year across the Clare Valley but that generally means more flavour in our 2020 wines.

It’s been a very difficult time for wineries but things are slowly starting to return to normal.

With hotels cellar doors and restaurants closed during the lock down we very much appreciate the support of our customers to continue to order online.

We weren’t able to do our usual launch at the Sevenhill pub this year so we released our 2018 Shiraz on line this year, with Musician John Schumann doing the honours and the girls helping out from Adelaide, Melbourne, and New York.

Our winemaker, Dave Palmer, said our 2018 Shiraz was made using open fermenters, basket pressed with minimal working. With lifted dark berry characteristics, spice and cedar oak the wine is rich and concentrated.

If things get back to normal soon we hope to do a live launch in October this year.

So keep an eye for the invitation.

Until then, stay safe.
The Farrell’s