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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Vintage – what is this exactly?

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 winemaking 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 winemaking 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. It is a time of year that winemakers across the globe refer to – we are in the middle of vintage right now. Meaning we are harvesting grapes and starting on the winemaking process. We tend to consider vintage to be over once the last grapes are harvested. The winemaking process still continues through until the wine is in bottle.

The 2018 Vintage for Vineyard 28 commenced on 7th February this year, with the harvest of our Arneis grapes, and since then the Muscat and Dolcetto have also been picked.

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.

Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo are still on the vine ripening away. It is a combination of taste, seed ripeness, sugar levels and acid levels that determine when we will pick the grape. At 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.

We look forward to sharing the 2018 Vintage journey with you and bringing you some awesome wines in the future.

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New Release -2017 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon has just been released and is now available online and at the Cellar Door.

Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes are known for their origins in the producing wines from the Bordeaux Region in France. Here in Australia we often see the two grapes blended to create either what is known colloquially as SBS or SSB. This three letter acronym we’ve adopted in this country, all depends upon which grape is in the greatest quantity in the blend. Sauvignon Blanc dominant then it is called SBS, Semillon dominate, then we see SSB. A little known fact to many of the public is that once we use greater than 15% of another grape variety in a blend then we are required to list that variety on the label.

Our pale straw coloured wine has been blended to gain optimum in flavour and balance but still maintaining the characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc. A clean crisp palate of crunchy apples and juicy limes, with a lovely freshy citrusy finish. Great to enjoy now as a light summer drinking wine.

Pop over to the Ordering page to buy some now – https://vineyard28.com.au/product/sauvignon-blanc-semillon/

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June Woolly Weekend

June Woolly Weekend

Vineyard 28 – Cellar Door – Saturday 3rd June to Monday 5th June
10am to 5pm each day.

A wonderful weekend to celebrate the start of winter here in WA. The Bunbury Creative Knitters will showcase all their beautiful handcrafts. Baby items, scarves, beanies, rugs, tea cosy and more. If it can be made in wool – then we may well have it being showcased.

There will be an impressive range of handcrafts – knitted, crocheted, rugs and more on the display table. You might find an item or two that will take your fancy. Or maybe, you’ll end up buying more!

Don’t forget to drop by at the Vineyard 28 – Cellar Door on Saturday 3rd June to Monday5th June from 10am to 5pm each day.

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Quaff Food & Wine Expo – Geraldton

Quaff Food & Wine ExpoHave you heard? Quaff Food and Wine is in the planning process of bringing the very first food & wine expo of it’s kind to Geraldton! Surprise your Mum with a special outing on a weekend, happening on May 13th and the 14th, or you can bring your girlfriends along for the Mothers Day Weekend. It’s the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy a day with friends!

It’s a two day, gourmet expo designed to showcase and sell the best food, wine and beverages to Geraldton. Vineyard 28 will be there too so make sure to drop on our stall and grab your favourite wine!

 

Quaff Food & Wine Expo – Geraldton

Mothers Day Weekend – 13th & 14th May 2017
Queen Elizabeth II Centre – Geraldton

Vineyard 28 is going on the road and taking our wines to showcase at this regional event.

More info at the website – www.quafffoodandwine.com.au

Quaff Food & Wine Expo

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New Release – Nebbiolo 2015

Nebbiolo by Vineyard 28Got nothing to do this weekend?

Watch out for our new release of Nebbiolo 2015.
Our winemaker, Mark will be conducting tastings comparing it to previous vintages of Nebbiolo.
6th & 7th May 2017, 10am to 5pm each day.

 

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Woolly Winter Exhibition

Fairies at Woolly Winter ExhibitionSaturday 4th June to Monday 6th June
at the Vineyard 28 Cellar Door – 10am to 5pm each day.

Showcasing the talents of the local knitters, crocheters and felters.
A great way to start the Winter Season.

An opportunity to not only see some wonderful creation made from wool, but a great chance to purchase gifts. From Tea Cosies to fairies, hand knitted baby items to clothing for adults too. Felted items as well.

Free Entry.

We would love to see you, drop in and say “Hi”.

Woolly Winter Exhibition

Saturday 4th June to Monday 6th June

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Cellar Door in the City – Peel and Geographe

See Vineyard 28 at The Aviary Perth – Cellar Door in the City – Peel and Geographe

Each event we bring to Perth a different wine region in WA.

A perfect setting to bring colleagues, clients or friends after work to socialise. You will walk away with an increased knowledge into the wines and wineries of these fabulous regions … maybe even with a few purchases!

Thurs 2nd June 2016  – at The Aviary in Perth – 140 William Street, Perth

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Harvey Agricultural Show

Harvey ShowHarvey Showgrounds, Harvey
2nd and 3rd April 

The annual Harvey Agricultural Show has something for everyone. The event will takes place on 2nd and 3rd April and opens up with a firework display – not to mention fantastic exhibits, gorgeous stalls, the day is sure to be fun for the whole family!

Don’t miss the show – it’s a perfect time to enjoy with family and catch up with friends too!
Vineyard 28 is looking forward to see you all there!

Saturday Night 2nd of April 5pm – 9pm
& Sunday 3rd of April 9am – 5pm

Go to harveyshow.com.au for more information.

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