Full Veraison - Probable start date

We've got full veraison at last! And the results from the second week of grape analysis are in.

Patches of the vineyard are looking good for our Rent-A-Row Stomping Parties next week (11th and 12th March.

Baume results 28th February

Grapes are ripening slowly, but surely. The weather has been fine, but not a lot of hot days.

  • Block 1 - 10Be
  • Block 2 - 9.5Be
  • Block 3 - 9.4Be
  • Block 4 - 8.8Be
  • Block 5 - 8.5Be
Start of Picking

We will start general picking on the 14th March and the season is likely to run through to early April (Easter??).

Picking your own

If you are planning to pick your own, you can let me know your preferred date. Anytime from the 14th March.

Collecting from the Vineyard

If you are collecting your grapes from the vineyard, let me know a date and I'll organise for them to be picked fresh. Sunday collections will have been picked on the Saturday as my pickers don't work Sundays.


I'll start scheduling deliveries shortly. Most deliveries will have to be during the week as I have been unable to get a driver and I'm needed at the vineyard on the weekends. As noted above picking is likely to run through to early April. If your needs don't fit my delivery run, you are most welcome to collect from the vineyard.

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