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Helen McCarthy
19 July 2017

'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).

 

 

 

 

19/07/2017 at 2:55 PM
Helen McCarthy
16 March 2017

The wait is over - well sort of.  We kicked off vintage on the 10th of March with our Pinot Gris.  The fruit looked great and we are confident of it making a great wine.  We have harvested our sparkling wine base and a few small blocks of Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer.  We are expecting that next week will see the majority of our Chardonnay harvested. Followed by Riesling in 1.5 - 3 weeks and our reds in 2 to 4 weeks.  All the fruit is holding canopy well and ripening slowly but evenly.  

The 10th of March also saw us commission our new press and white receival area.  The new area allows us to tip loads of grapes directly into the press, eliminating the need for us to pump white fruit.  Tim and Helen have the white receival running smoothly and efficiently.  The winery is starting to smell like vintage with the first few ferments just starting to get going.  There is nothing quite like the first few days of a Gewurztraminer ferment to fill the air with a beautiful perfume.  

Here's to the start of vintage 2017!

 

16/03/2017 at 4:09 PM
Helen McCarthy
1 December 2016

Firstly let me thank-you for visiting our new website.  We are really excited about launching our new website.  I hope that you will enjoy the experience of using our website to not only learn more about Mountadam Vineyards but also to buy our wines. 

01/12/2016 at 9:45 AM