'Winter is Here'. It's a catch cry that rings true not only for Game of Thrones but also for Mountadam. Temperatures have dropped significantly and we have recently been reminded of what rain is. Which means that we are cracking out our reds to drink in front of the fire (or GoT episode).
So what do you do in a winery, vineyard and farm during winter (apart from shiver)? Glad you ask!
The winery is busy preparing our 2017 aromatic whites, 2015 icon reds (including a new special release) and 2016 premium reds for bottling. We are also putting the last of the 2017 reds to bed in barrel at the moment and are still stirring the Chardonnay barrels regularly.
The vineyard team are finishing the last few blocks of pruning, fixing posts and doing general vineyard maintenance. We are also preparing some blocks for re-development this year. More baby vines will be in the ground by November.
The farm has been quite busy of late with calf and lamb marking being completed in the past few weeks.
Helen, James and Caitlin are also heading over to Melbourne for the first Barossa Be Consumed event. If you are in Melbourne and want to get a really good handle on what the Barossa does (and its not just Shiraz) head on down to the Meat Market and join us Saturday 21st of June (check it out here).