Into the bottle…

This week we managed to find time to get a couple of the 2015 wines into bottle. This is much earlier than we would normally be bottling, but the warm vintage conditions last year has given wines that tend to be developing at a rate much faster than normal. So with an...

A nervous week…

After an early and stellar start to the season, last week came as a shock to the system, both mine and the vines, as plummeting temperatures descended on Slovenia and much of Europe. Tuesday morning saw the worst of it with frost affecting some of our vines lower on...

Pruning

I started pruning on Thursday, I do enjoy this time of year, solitude in the vineyard, a chance to reflect, and what perfect pruning weather we are having at the...

2014 the year that was….

As always its been a long time since I posted anything, thus time to update you all on whats been going on here at Heaps Good. This was a difficult year to say the least, as many of you will know there wasn’t much of a summer this year across a lot of Europe....

Vintage Down Under

Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate 2014 So some of you may not know but I have escaped the cold of the Northern hemisphere for the warm days of sunny Heathcote in Victoria, Australia. I figured why not keep you up to date with what’s happening down here. I am...

End of Harvest Report part IV

PART FOUR: BLAUFRANKISCH I feared greatly for the Blaufrankisch this year, it just didn’t seem to have the time to ripen to where I would like. We picked it on the 18th of October, which was very late and quite surreal. Much like the Pinot noir I was never wowed...