Autumn is all about vintage .
Mike and his team in the vineyard are picking. Backpackers from Scandinavia, Italy, France and Czech Republic have arrived to help. Todd and Simon are preparing for the long days of pressing and sorting. Exciting times, tiring times and we only get once chance a year to get it right.
Our interns have arrived and are getting their hands dirty – Martina from a small family vineyard and olive grove in Tuscany & Jacko from just down the road…
In my kitchen I’m dealing with the zucchini, tomatoes, capsicums and chillis. I slow roast dozens of cherry tomatoes with olive oil, heaps of garlic and rosemary. Blitz it for winter soups, pasta sauce and adding at will when desperate for some oomph.
Neudorf Moutere Pinot 2014 is now released – a stunning Pinot which exemplifies Todd’s gentle hand in the winery and elegant oak handling.
PS. We’re closed on Good Friday, but open Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday for normal hours 11 am until 5 pm. We are also closed on Anzac Day.
Also please note we are unable to offer wine tastings for groups of more than 5 unless it has been pre- booked as our cellar door is just too small. We are happy to suggest other venues which may be better suited to your celebrations.