The excitment that an upcoming vintage brings.

It's not long now until we begin harvest 2017 and it seems like yesterday that we were beginning harvest 2016, my how the time flies.
This time of year is gorgeous in the vineyard.  I truly reckon that the colours of the vines in November and December is the best of the whole year - lush and limey green with little green berries against the amazing blue skies of the Granite Belt.
We are doing a lot of work by hand in the vineyard at the moment, leaf plucking, bunch thinning and other important duties that help us to create the very best fruit.  Each vine is lovingly trimmed, thinned and cared for by our great vineyard staff, in fact, I am sure that they each know every vine intimately as they visit them so often throughout the year.
Take a look at our gorgeous Fiano, I mean, how beautiful is that vineyard!!
Anyway, back to the jobs.
Making sure that the vineyards remain disease free is a job for the boss, Angelo.  With 50 years of experience, he has seen and dealt with everything, so we know the vines are in the best of hands.
Soon, the berries will be in Veraison (when they begin to change colour) and then it won't be long until harvest.  We start in early to mid February and we love to share this experience with visitors to the winery, so don't dilly dally, get on up to Ballandean, we can't wait to see you.