Veraison is upon us!

Veraison is grape puberty (apologies)! In layman’s terms, the vine is really working – sugars start accumulating, acid levels drop and in red varieties, pigments (like anthocyanin) start changing the colour of the skins.

We took these photos on Friday last week, the first three show our Block 15 Pinot Noir and the second two, the Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cab looks a good few weeks off veraison, while the Pinot will likely be netted before the week’s out, protecting it from the local bird population.

As things ramp up in the vineyards the winery space is all hands on deck in preparation for Vintage.