Wine’d your way in Harvey

WA Day Long Weekend

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019

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Nebbiolo + Antipasti morsels at Vineyard 28

Come and celebrate the start of Winter in Northern Italy
(well actually in the North of Harvey, here at Vineyard 28). 

  • Tempt your taste buds with small morsels matched with 5 vintages of Vineyard 28 Nebbiolo $10pp
  • Bookings appreciated. Groups larger than 6 persons will require a booking.
  • For more information please contact the cellar door on 9733 5605 or email wine@vineyard28.com.au
  • Cellar door open 10am – 5pm
  • In addition – range of other Vineyard28 wines available for tasting, locally produced patchwork quilts, handmade craft items, and art on display.

Sweet Treats at Harvey River Estate

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Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the smooth, lush, warming flavours of a fortified wine. Warm the cockles at Harvey River Estate and enjoy delicious handmade brownies with an aged fortified wine.

  • Choice of 50ml fortified wine (Tawny or Muscat), plus a chocolate brownie for $10.
  • Bookings not required, but appreciated for large groups.
  • For more information please contact the cellar door on 9729 2588 or email cellardoor@harveyriver.com.au
  • Cellar door open 10am – 4pm
  • In addition – Barista coffee and refreshments also available; climb the ‘The Big Orange’ by gold coin donation to Telethon; large range of giftware; full Harvey River Estate wine range also available for tasting.
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New Wine Releases Available

2018 Moscato Rosa and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Here at Vineyard 28 we are very pleased to announce our new wine releases – available at the cellar door now and online.

New Release Wine - Moscato Rosa

2018 Moscato Rosa – our scrumptious refreshing sweeter style. With a lovely blush hue, and yummy apricot flavours on the palate, this is a wine to be enjoyed as an aperitif with fresh fruit and cheeses or maybe splash it over a few peaches, leave to soak and enjoy with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.

$20.00 per bottle $216.00 per dozen

Awarded the Laser Electrical – Best Sweet Table Wine Award at the 2018 Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show

New Release - 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – a staple of our range. Consistently full of rich berry and jammy fruit flavours. Ruby red as always, finishing dry with lovely soft tannins. Drinking nicely now, but will also benefit from some ageing.


$22.00 per bottle $240.00 per dozen

Pop over to our BUY WINE page to order your selection now.

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Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy

Vineyard 28 is awarded the Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy at the

2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.

The 2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is held during the first week of November each year in Mildura, Victoria. The 2018 Show saw 805 entries received from 207 exhibitors, from 62 wine regions across Australia, and encompassed 101 unique grape varieties. The show is more than a forum for wines that fall outside the mainstream. It encourages cutting-edge judging procedures and provides a host of social and educational events that promote the sharing of knowledge and ideas of the lesser known grapes.

Vineyard 28 is very please to announce that they were awarded the

Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy, sponsored by CHR Hansen,

for the 2018 Dolcetto.

This is the first vintage of this wine for Vineyard 28. Dolcetto is a black Italian grape variety, known for its low levels of acidity and tendency to be ready for an early harvest. This fruit is grown at the Wildwater Vineyard site in the hills behind Harvey. Full of flavours and vibrant with red berry fruit, sarsparilla, hints of rosewater, grainy herbs, cedar and spices, a wine that is drinking well whilst young and fresh.

 

Meg Kopke receiving award on behalf of Vineyard 28
Meg Kopke receiving the award on behalf of Vineyard 28, from sponsor CHR Hansen.

Winemaker, Mark Cumbers was ‘over the moon‘ when he received the call to advise he’d received a Trophy for the Dolcetto. Thank you to our colleague Meg Kopke who was attending the Awards Long Lunch this year, and accepted the trophy on our behalf.  Receiving this Trophy is great recognition for being one of the Geographe Wine Region’s pioneers of the lesser known grape varieties.

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Vineyard 28 – Gourmet Escape Nov 18

MR Gourmet Escape LogoVineyard 28 will be at the Gourmet Village

Sat 16th and Sun 17th November 2018
11am to 6pm each day
Gourmet Village – Leeuwin Estate Winery, Caves Road.

 

At the heart of Margaret River Gourmet Escape is the must-see Gourmet Village. It’s a buzzing world of culinary excitement and the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable delights that Western Australia has to offer.

Held at the Leeuwin Estate Winery over 2 days, the Gourmet Village is where all the culinary stars come together. An action-packed weekend filled with cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, masterclasses, intimate Q&As and panel discussions. Catch them at the Chef’s Amphitheatre, wine and beer tastings and book signings throughout the weekend. Not to be missed are also the West Australian restaurants that showcase some of their signature dishes and all the local artisan producers, wineries and breweries.

Vineyard 28 will be joining other artisan producers at the Gourmet Village this year for the first time, sharing our unique selection of Italian variety wines ,

Arneis, Dolcetto, Moscato, and Nebbiolo.

Join us, along with other artisan wine producers in rubbing shoulders with chefs Matt Okine, Rick Stein, Nigella Lawson, and Monica Galetti, just to name a few.

Special Ticket Offer

As an exhibitor of Margaret River Gourmet Escape we are able to offer our customers 15% off gourmet village general entry tickets. To claim your discount enter the exclusive promotional password “GOURMET” when booking

Gourmet Village - Gourmet Escape
Photo By: Russell Ord Photography (www.russellordphoto.com )

 

Book Here : http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MRGEGV18

(Please note this OFFER ENDS Midnight 15 November 2018)

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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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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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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

Have 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

 

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