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2021 Vintage


2022 Vintage Diary

Once again  we're taking you behind the scences to see what really happens, and how our wines are made. For us the picking won't start until late February / early March although as you'll see over the coming weeks the work has already started. 


2022 Vintage Diary Entry #8


2022 #8 - It's all go, our Fiano has been hand picked on a warm day so it's into the refrigerated container to cool off before pressing in the morning. Cheers! ๐Ÿท Cheers Matt


2022 Vintage Diary Entry #7


Vintage 2022 Diary Entry #7 . It was an early start with our Shiraz and a small section of Cabernet being picked from our Estate vineyard.  A different pruning regime makes this section of Cabernet ready a little earlier than the rest. It's great to have vintage underway! ๐Ÿท Cheers Matt


2022 Vintage Diary Entry #6


2022 #6 -Walking through our vineyard in the South of McLaren Vale looking - Not ready for picking yet! ๐Ÿท Cheers Matt


2022 Vintage Diary Entry #5


2022 #5 -Back in the Barossa talking all things pruning ๐Ÿท Cheers Matt

2022 Vintage Diary Entry #4 (Part 2)


2022 #4 (Part 2) - Easy Tiger - Maybe not quite as close as I thought! (thank goodness!) ๐Ÿท Cheers Matt



2022 Vintage Diary Entry #4 (Part 1)


2022 #4 (part 1) - Matt's offically named V22 "Fonzie' because it's one cool dude!๐Ÿท Cheers Matt

2022 Vintage Diary Entry #3


2022 #3 - In  Kuipto checking in our our Sauvignon blanc fruit at the beautifu and legendary Christmas Hill vineyard.

Vintage is still a little way off. ๐Ÿท Cheers Matt

2022 Vintage Diary Entry #2

2022 #2 - We've had some unseasonally high rain for McLaren Vale, fortunately the ripening season is late and disease pressure low. Cheers Matt


2022 Vintage Diary Entry #1

2022 #1 - Outside the Winery checking out the Malbec Block. Normally one of the first into the winery. Even with the cooler year verasion has started - so the vines are working hard. Looking forward to sharing more with you.๐Ÿท Cheers Matt


Join us for the journey by liking and following the Smidge Wines page on Facebook. You'll see all the updates, diary entries and everything we can show you of the Vintage journey on the page here and also at: /Diary-2022


The Prequel.....

A delicious & enjoyable wine starts in many cases years before the grapes in that special bottle are even picked. from careful soil management & long term pruning regimes & vineyard health






Smidge Wines is the passion of Matt Wenk, one of Australia's most acclaimed winemakers. It has been a James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Five Red Star winery since 2017.

Our key varieties are Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, with Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Grenache and a range of Italian varieties such as Fiano and Montepulciano also in the portfolio. Smidge Wines are sold exclusively through fine restaurants, selected independent bottleshops and our Cellar Door รขโ‚ฌโ€œ both online and onsite. To see more wines, please visit our website