Congratulations to Yvonne Chapman our resident artist, on her honourable mention received for her entry “True Blue Mates” in the 2015 Australasian Quilt Challenge. Announced late last week in Melbourne. Yvonne finished in the top 4 with this piece, and has also received the Viewers Choice Award at the 2015 Australasian Quilt Challenge for this quilt. It will be touring Australia for the next year, but should be back in Western Australia in time for the Annual Quilt Exhibition at Vineyard 28. To see the other quilts entered in this years challenge go across to the AQC Challenge Website
Last harvest today – Nebbiolo all picked.
Just a few photos from the morning’s efforts.
Winery’s now full to capacity with wines at various stages.
Lots of activity today.
Picking Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mark ran into a little lizard hiding in the vines.
Just been away up in the hills this morning to our Wildwater site to check on the muscat vines.
Don’s girls – the guinea fowl – keeping an eye on us whilst we worked.
All looking good – should be taking a first crop off this patch in 2016.
March 10, 2015
Beautiful early morning up at Wildwater vineyard training the new Moscato.
Check out the growth on the new graft.
Feb 10, 2015
A detailed photo of what the muscat grafts are looking like after docking the parent vine this morning,
and a general view of how the Wildwater Block is looking. Beautiful morning to be up in the Harvey Hills.
January 8, 2015
Well whilst some have been winding down from Christmas celebrations and getting ready for New Year,
here at Vineyard 28 we do it a little differently. Been away early the last two mornings to beat the heat,
up to the Wildwater Vineyard to spend some time looking after the Muscat grafts. Excellent growth overall.
December 31, 2014
Come along and catch up with us at the 2015 Annual Harvey Harvest Festival. The WA Grapestomping championships will be on again, with a great line up of musical entertainment. You’ll also be able to sample and purchase fabulous produce from around the Harvey region. Experience the wonderful Italian heritage of Harvey , and complement it with the Italian wine offering from us here at Vineyard 28.
More info on the festival is available at www.harveyfest.com.au
When: Sunday 15th March 2015 – 9am to 4pm Snell’s Park, Harvey.
Dolcetto all picked this morning.
Carol, one of our star pickers is showing off the fruit,
and then what it looks like after going thru
the crusher/destemmer – ready for fermentation to start.
Vintage continues and the grapes just keep coming in!
This morning we picked the Arneis, and here is the crew recovering with morning tea.
Quite humid sticky morning.
It’s official, the 2015 Vintage is underway at Vineyard 28. Early on Sunday 25th January, the first of the grapes – Muscat Petit a Grains were harvested for the 2015 Moscato. The photos to the left shows the muscat fruit being tipped into the crusher/destemmer, before going off to the press.
Already the 2015 Moscato is looking yummy
Review by Ray Jordan, The West Australian – 15th Jan 2015, in his Cellar Talk column.
2014 Arneis is available for purchase by contacting us at the winery on 08 9733-5605 or via email.
Cellar Talk by Ray Jordan
Wine of the Week
Vineyard 28 the Alternative Arneis 2014 ($22)
If you are travelling around this summer, then the five wines I have listed this week are worth checking out at the various wineries. Vineyard 28 is a little between Mandurah and Harvey doing some good thing with this Piedmont variety. I like the crunchy, lively mouth feel here. Stacks of pear and spice with citrusy edge to it. The palate is deep and lightly textured with plenty of sustained flavour. The acid creates a clean, crisp finish. Nice current drinking wine. Go to vineyard28.com .au. 92/100