Archive for June, 2013

2013 Vintage Report: A Goldilocks Season

  Growing season (Oct-Apr) data: Rainfall (mm)  Growing Degree Days (heat units) I will remember 2013 as a “Goldilocks” season and vintage – yields slightly above long-term averages and weather not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry (while we had an extended dry period a look at the monthly rainfall figures will […]

Excise = state sanctioned theft

Well, the government confirmed the addition of another 3c a litre to its multi-million-dollar program of stealing money from wineries and rural communities aka Excise. To put that in perspective, we are a very small winery and in our 20-odd years of operation we have now paid over a million dollars in excise! If we […]

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