Category Archives: Pinot Noir

Tasmanian Trip 2017

On Friday 28th July past and current students along with Peter Mitchell and myself flew out to Hobart, Tasmania for a long weekend of wines and food. Our first stop after the airport was Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed. Freshly … Continue reading

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Pruning Dromana 2017 and Tasting

Today we pruned our rows at the Dromana Estate Vineyard. We have 10 rows each with 40 vines. Where possible we cordon prune. That is we keep 2, 1 year old canes and tie these down along the fruiting wire. … Continue reading

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Pressing Winbirra Wine, approaching the end of vintage.

Today we pressed the wines from Winbirra vineyard. Vintage is reaching its end. Due to a small crop we managed to fill our new barrel but only one barrel with a small amount of pressing wine, perhaps 40lt held in … Continue reading

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Final Tasting

After our work in the vineyard we headed indoors for our final tasting. In this tasting the top wines from each session and some additional wines including 2 Burgundies were tasted. The score across the group has not yet been … Continue reading

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Vintage approaches

Today we removed green or damaged bunches. We also did bunch counts and bunch weights to determine the approximate size of the crop from our 400 vines. We estimate we will get over 1000kg, a g0od size crop, if all … Continue reading

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Ready to make your own Pinot Noir?

Ever wanted to make your own wine? The Heartbreak Grape course starts again in April 2016. Over 10 sessions you will work in the vineyard at Dromana Estate, tending a section of the vineyard. In 2017 you will harvest, crush … Continue reading

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