Autumn is all about vintage – the nets go on as soon as véraison lets the birds know the sugars are rising.
Mike and his team in the vineyard are trimming and tucking. Backpackers from Scandinavia, Italy, France and Czech Republic start arriving. Todd is preparing the winery – doing the last of bottling to clear tanks for new juice.
Our first intern has arrived – Martina from a small family vineyard and olive grove in Tuscany.
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 are closed on Good Friday and open Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday for normal hours 11 am until 5 pm
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.