28 May 2012

Truth is, it's often cold at Coldstream. Even in summer and certainly in autumn, winter and spring.
That's the way we like it. 
But don't get the wrong impression--we have one of the warmest vineyard sites in the Yarra, due to the north-easterly aspect and relative shelter from winds. This is one of the reasons our grapes have ripe flavours at reasonably low sugar levels. It's also the reason why our Sauvignon Blanc avoids the lawn clipping, cat pee characters so prevalent in other wines.
Pruning has just commenced in Chardonnay. It's a long, cold few months ahead for our vineyard team.