Vintage 2024 Update in Margaret River

Vintage time always brings new hope and optimism about the season ahead. We’re at the mercy of Mother Nature but having grown grapes and produced wine here in Margaret River for over 30 years, we get a sense of how to take care of the land we nurture. This has been a warm and very dry season, with about 10mm of rain over the last four months. This has led to the earliest vintage on record for Margaret River!! The crops are not big, but the fruit is in very good condition. These low-yielding crops have kept the vines healthy through this dry period. This means the berries ripen beautifully, with good flavour development, while retaining desirable acid levels.

New vines growing in the Flowstone vineyard

Thankfully, the Marri trees have had fantastic blossoms, so there is no bird risk, but we still net the vineyards anyway; better safe than sorry.

Marri tree at Flowstone

To date, we have picked the Queen of the Earth Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer with the Flowstone Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to be picked in late February. The Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer for the Moonmilk White has also been picked….Yes, we are moving along very quickly. No rest for the wicked, or so they say. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram as we share some behind-the-scenes action.