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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...

Wine News & Feedback

We are pleased to report that the 2007 reds are coming together beautifully, and best appreciated with a meal, giving the wines a bit of time to open up, and warm to a more palatable temperature (compared to our cool cellar!) I had a lovely...

New Release 07 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

Ready for something new for the cellar? The Moombaki Cab Blend has earned quite a following over the last few years, and we have worked hard to keep the high benchmark for the wines. Previous vintages have attracted an array of medals and industry awards. This...

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...

New Release 2008 Chardonnay

We only produce tiny quantities of this sought after Chardonnay. All hand-picked from our estate-grown block, this year we've even taken it up a notch with the best French oak available - really tight grain, making it a truly well-balanced drop. Grab a case while you can!...

Great Morning for Chardonnay pick!

  An unusually warm, and sultry morning awaited us as we prepared at first light for the 2009 vintage Chardonnay pick. And with warnings of thunderstorms on the way, the timing couldn't have been better. We got off to a great start, with friends helping out for...