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Vine2Wine: Bordeaux vintage 2016 – Time to “lift the lid”

By | April 9th, 2017|Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

In a famous and celebrated top wine region such as Bordeaux, almost every change in the weather, property sale or first insect arrival of the year is reported with zeal. Many leading wine sales companies and media have their “on the ground” newshound sharing news, rumours and perceptions about almost everything. But then there was

#Vine2Wine – Good wine is made in the vineyard!

By | March 12th, 2017|Learning, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

Producing good fruit precedes making good wine I was reading a blog article recently where the author had interviewed a number of seasoned winemakers about what they predicted was coming next in the Australian wine production business. As I read the article, a common theme was emerging. A theme that had me worried

#Vine2Wine: Bordeaux Vintage 2016 – our early view

By | November 5th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

It may just be me but it seems that the Bordeaux wine media has been remarkably quiet on the prospective Bordeaux Vintage 2016 vintage. Maybe this is just a calmer reaction following a generally successful and much publicised 2015 vintage, which followed several less good overall vintages. Or perhaps after such a good hot summer, a

Vine2Wine – Bordeaux Paradise mid season Review

By | July 17th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

“How’s it going in Paradise?” is one of the most asked questions that I receive. As always, thank you, we love the question and there is no better way to answer than to write a mid-season Vine2Wine vineyard review. So here goes….. Taste Test - Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Cabernet Franc 2014. Superb! 2015

Grape Moments – Incredible Bordeaux Wine

By | April 23rd, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc 2010 Until now, we hadn’t really produced sufficient vintages to justify carrying out a proper “vertical” tasting of our Bordeaux wines – that is a tasting from one year to another of the same wine, brand or vineyard. As we come of age – 2015 was our

#WineTips32 – Noble Rot

By | February 13th, 2016|#WineTips, Bordeaux Wine, Vine2Wine|

Noble rot (Botyritis cinerea as it is known technically) or ‘Pourriture Noble’ (in French) is a special set of fungal conditions experienced by white wine grapes when they become infected by grey rot fungus as the grapes approach their maturity. When picked, pressed and the juice fermented, the resultant so-called “botyrised” wines have a distinctive

Vine2Wine – Our verdict on Bordeaux vintage 2015

By | February 10th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

From what I can see and hear, there are some pretty big smiles around the Bordeaux vineyards at present as winemakers and wineries start to appreciate their successes from the 2015 season. For many Bordeaux wine businesses, this has been their first big success since 2010, with each intervening season having presented its own series

Vine2Wine – Magic Merlot Miracle

By | July 21st, 2013|Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

Last week we brought you the update on Cloud9 Cabernet Franc. This week we will look at Merlot! The Hourcat Centre story is a modern Magical Merlot Miracle! It is less than two years ago that we were lucky enough to be able to purchase the Hourcat Centre block comprising a 1/10th hectare block of

Vine2Wine – Cloud9 2013 Bouncing forward now..

By | July 15th, 2013|Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

A bunch of young green CabFranc grape berries in the Hourcat Sud vineyard It has been a remarkable two plus weeks here in Cardan and I thought we would  take a couple or more blog posts to explain what's happening in each if the vineyards. Miracles do  happen and vintage 2013 may be

A Bordeaux Glass: well more than half full!

By | June 29th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

Cloud9 revisits his origins...in the CabFranc vineyard Hourcat Sud. You have heard us talk several times previously about the need for a vision and the critical role it plays in any organisation and its future. When well communicated, deployed and maintained it is the beacon which draws an organisation forward towards the successful