Our vineyard teams remain busy preparing for vintage 2022. Some recent scenes from Tom's Blocks in our Home Vineyard depict Bart Molony our Chief Viticulturist, undertaking the important and sentimental job of restoring a couple of rows that were grafted to Shiraz in previous decades, back to Cabernet Sauvignon.
These canes are now at a stage where they need to be tied to wire to encourage desired vine structure and promote future growth and yields. We are looking forward to seeing the expressions these vines will unearth on our original heritage Cabernet rootstocks.
We are also starting to see our Gibraltar Block, Home Vineyard Chardonnay moving through veraison after a slightly slower start to the growing season - a result of cooler spring conditions.
Our vineyard team will be keenly monitoring these parcels and their soil health, as they continue to ripen and develop their distinct flavours and we look forward to unearthing these expressions that are so crucial to our Icon and Premier wines.