Vineyard

Dave’s Vintage News

This season we had a very dry winter resulting in earlier bud-burst by 7 to 10 days. Fortunately good rains in early summer provided some relief. Mild conditions during flowering provided good fruit set. Early canopy management has eased the disease pressure following the 2...

New Release 2009 Chardonnay

I know we traditionally have a pretty high standard with our limited release Chardonnay . . . well, I have to say this 2009 vintage has to be my favourite yet. It's soft, it's creamy, it's got excellent balance and structure . . . beautiful...

Murdoch Uni Visit

Last week, we were proud to host a group of 25 students with their Professor from Murdoch Uni's School of Sustainability, organised through Denmark's Centre for Sustainable Living. The main gist of the Moombaki part of the tour was to look at resilient communities and...

And in the vineyard . . .

  Dave has started the (mostly) rewarding, but fastidious job of pruning the vines. All 4,200 of them! And like with most things at Moombaki, the attention to detail makes all the difference. It’s no quick haircut, but a careful selection of the best looking cane;...

Frogs safe in this ecological vineyard!

You've probably heard that the presence of frogs in an environment is a great indicator of how balanced that environment is. And it is always a delight to see such an example of getting the ecology of the vineyard right, when you come across a frog,...

Hand-picked reds, a perfect finish to 2009 vintage.

Trying to anticipate the weather gods, and the likelihood of weather forecasts to be accurate indicators of pending weather, can be a stressful task around vintage. Dave spends many hours poring over the weather websites, in an effort to get the grapes off at the...

Autumn 2008 Harvest

Well, down in Denmark we’ve had some gorgeous weather the last weeks and there has certainly been a change in the air, signifying the onset of Autumn with some lovely cool, crisp mornings. Perfect for gentle ripening of our grapes (although the darker mornings are proving...