2018 Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Exciting Show Results at the Geographe & WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show.

Mark at Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Mark came away a very happy winemaker from this years Wine Show.

Best Geographe Sweet Table Wine (sponsored by Laser Electrical)

2018 Moscato Rosa

Gold Medal

2018 Dolcetto

Mark, Vineyard 28 accepting the Award for Best Geographe Sweet Table Wine from Sponsor Laser Electrical. Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show
Mark, Vineyard 28 accepting the Award for Best Geographe Sweet Table Wine from Sponsor Laser Electrical.
Bronze Medals

2018 Arneis, 2018 Dolcetto Freddo and 2017 Nebbiolo

 

The Geographe and Alternative Varieties Wine Show was held over 4 days in Bunbury at the Regional Entertainment Centre, in the last week of September 2018. The team of judges was led by this years’ James Halliday Winemaker of the Year – Julian Langworthy. He was ably accompanied by well known WA wine industry identity, Erin Larkin and Brendan Carr, winemaker from Xanadu.

Over 180 wines were entered from across the Geographe Region for the regional awards, and included some great alternative varieties from across Western Australia for the alternative variety awards.  Vineyard 28 was in good company.

The standards were high and Vineyard 28 were pleased to achieve the results we did with our wines.

Thanks must go to all the hardworking volunteers and the judges that make shows like this possible.

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Tasting New Release & Vintage Wines

Winemaker Tasting with Customers WINE TASTING

at the Vineyard 28 Cellar Door

Sat 15th September – 2pm to 4pm
Sun 16th September – 2pm to 4pm
Cellar Club Members – $10.00 per person
Non Club Members – $15.00 per person
Accompanied by Antipasto Nibbles.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in our second wine tasting led by  Mark…

We invite you to join our winemaker, Mark, for a guided tasting of our latest New Releases here at the cellar door. He’s also been persuaded to bring some older vintages out of the cupboard to share as well.
A great opportunity to chat with Mark about the new wines, and enjoy some history when he opens some back vintages.
BOOK TICKETS for Saturday HERE.
BOOK TICKETS for Sunday HERE.
Bookings are Essential – limited places.

Email – wine@vineyard28.com.au or Phone – 08 9733 5605 Cellar Door between 10am and 5pm.

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Good Food and Wine Show – Perth 2018

Perth Good Food and Wine ShowJoin Pippa and Mark from Vineyard 28 at the 2018 Perth Good Food and Wine Show, presented by Citi. Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new food, wine and the latest products. Sample from hundreds of local and international exhibitors and find new recipe ideas from some of Australia’s best chefs.

In 2018 there will be double trouble in the Good Food Theatre – all the chefs will be buddying up with someone they love to cook with.

Chefs appearing in Perth are – Matt Moran , Anthony Puharich, Colin Fassnidge & Miguel Maestre to name a few.

We are looking forward to sharing our new wine releases from the Vineyard. We’ll have the 2018 Arneis ready to sample along with our very first dry Dolcetto – a red table wine chock full of  scrumptious cherry flavours. Other favourites such as the Moscato Rosa and Dolcetto Freddo will be also available

The Perth Good Food and Wine Show returns to the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

24 – 26 August 2018

Here is your chance to become immersed in all things food and wine. The show returns with favourites and also new, never before seen experiences and masterclasses. So start planning now, mark your calendars, purchase your tickets, and grab your family, friends and fellow foodies – your next culinary adventure awaits.

More Information is available at the website – http://goodfoodshow.com.au/perth/about-the-show/

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now until 21st August.

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

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Vintage – what is this exactly?

Vintage 2022

What is this term Vintage ?

The Cambridge dictionary gives us the following definition of “vintage” when it’s used as an adjective;

– a thing of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past.

and when used to describe wine;

– the wine made in a particular year or a particular year in which wine has been made.

In the wine making world the second definition is pretty close. The vintage is the year in which we harvest the grapes that go into a specific wine. An example is our 2015 Nebbiolo  . We harvested theses grapes on the 27th March 2015. The first definition is also correct in that it also describes the best and most typical characteristics likely to be displayed in a wine. It personifies the weather conditions, the soil and wine making processes that were used that year. All together they combine to become the vintage.

In our world we also use this term vintage to cover a season in our viticultural calendar. Its the time of year we harvest the grapes and starting on the winemaking process. We tend to consider vintage to be complete once the last grapes have been harvested. The winemaking process still continues through until the wine is in bottle.

Harvest Day

Most harvest days we start around 6am, and all our grapes are hand picked into fruit bins. These are collected and transported into the winery, where they are then destemmed and crushed, with the white grapes  being pumped into the press or if it’s a red grape transferred into an open fermenter and left on skins commence fermentation. As all these processes get underway we start to build up a picture of what the resultant wine will be like.Harvesting Semillon

 

When to pick?

It is a combination of taste, seed ripeness, sugar levels and acid levels that determine when we will pick the grape. Throughout the this time of year Mark can be seen wandering the vineyard early in the morning sampling off the vine, collecting samples of grapes, crushing them, tasting  and testing.

2022 – 20 Years of Making Wine

2022 is a big year for us. It will be the 20th year of Vintage for Vineyard 28. It all began with our 2002  Cabernet Sauvignon. Throughout vintage we will be sharing stories about our 20 years and reflecting on some of the special wines. Stay tuned.

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2014 Vintage at Vineyard 28, has begun.

2014 Vintage has begun at Vineyard 28.

Moscato is first

The first grapes to be picked were
….. Muscat Petit a Grain all destined for the 2014 Moscato, which we know many wil be waiting for.

Winemaker Mark is very happy with the grapes, crushing is underway.

Next was Arnies

And vintage is rolling along out here at Vineyard 28.

Dawn start for the trusty picking crew to beat the heat and bring in the 2014 Arneis.

Mid morning after the early start the Arneis is in. Crushing commenced and onto the press.
The workers managed to cope with morning tea of Raspberry Muffins and Choc Chip biscuits.

All looking very good. Beautiful cool morning.

Followed by Sav Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc pick this morning – absolutely beautiful morning
– just a lovely temperature and a gentle breeze to keep us cool as the sun warmed up.

2014 Dolcetto is picked

Another week begins and here at Vineyard 28 we start it with the harvest of the 2014 Dolcetto.
All picked and now on skins for the next 24-40 hours before being pressed.

Go to our facebook page for more update on the 2014 Vintage at Vineyard 28. 

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