Hi Everyone,

We hope you are well and looking forward to the festive season. We have made some significant decisions at our winery in the past 12 months which will better allow us to maintain our grape quality and the offering of elite and unique wines.

Drought Proofing: We sank a bore last September which has been pumping under solar power into our dam for 12 months. This has enables us to store enough water for the 2020 vintage to guarantee us continuation of the same quality and volume. WHEW! We would be totally out of water by now had we not found the aquifer below us. Our great sympathy and support goes to every farmer who gazes into the sky every day and prays for rain.

Twin Series: Our famous allocation of the 2019 Shiraz to two different winemakers is gaining momentum. Chris Derrez has described the aging vintage as “green pepper, mocha and cassis”. In the meantime Simon Gilbert describes it as “Forest fruits, truffles and black pepper”. We need to see what influence the oak selection has in due course but I can say that both wines are ‘fleshy and juicy” which should give them plenty to work with.

MOO Club Members: You will receive one bottle each of the 2015 twin series in your Harvest delivery next March as the wine will have 5 years of age and we will be out of that vintage after allocating it to you. Remember The Gilbert Shiraz won gold at the international Cool Climate Wine Show in Mornington Peninsula in 2018 and the Derrez Shiraz won the trophy for the best NSW Shiraz in the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.

Christmas is Coming: There is not a better gift to have on hand than a quality bottle of wine for that hard to buy for person, the unexpected visitor at Christmas time or the staff member or client who gave you a little extra during the year. We have a variety of single and twin packs to dress up your gift as well as gift certificates. You can even add your own sticker or label if you order it by mid -November.

MOO club members get your 15% discount and while you are at it, you can order the excellent and well-priced Autumn Series wines to cover you needs over the summer.

Promotions: Thank you to all those who purchased our wines in the lead up to the State of Origin and NRL Grand Final. We had three lucky couples win pre match hospitality and reserved tickets to both matches. They were: Megan Meeks ( NRL Grand Final) and two winners, Angela Zidelums and Greg Cameron. For the third state of Origin Game, were entertained by Laurie Daley and Shane Webcke. What a great WIN in the last few seconds.

This will become an annual competition so please stay tuned.

Chestnut Garth Merlot 2018. It is here and ready to commence sales on December 1. Only 67 cases and beautiful packaging at $38 only available through our cellar door.