The Cellar Door Team love the buzz of Vintage. There's so much energy, anticipation & activity in the area, & it flows into the Cellar Door. The drive to work includes dodging tractors & trucks laden with bins of fruit & the vineyards are full of colourful pickers.
You'll find us calling into the winery each day on the way to work to catch up with the crush of the day, to taste the juice & get the latest info so we can share it with visitors; and we love any opportunity to drop into Braemore to see how "our" vineyard is going. If we're lucky we get the call inviting us to don our work boots to spend a few hours as a "Winery Rat" working alongside Thommo, Scotty & Team.
So how does the 2018 Vintage look? Thommo tells us it's going to be a "cracker". The season has been "ideal with warm, dry days"; he's certainly got a grin on his face.We started picking our Semillon about a week earlier than last year (with the last of the Semillon coming off today) & we'll start the Shiraz tomorrow.
It's a great time to visit us in Cellar Door, we have grapes, juices or ferments to taste so you can follow the journey from the vineyard to the bottle. We hope to see you soon.
Rowena, Emma, Nico, Marissa, Steph & Andy