Latest News From Smidge Wines
It’s not often during the growing season that we see such a distinct line showing 2 varieties. For a very small window, we had a beautiful reminder that the differences between varieties that go well beyond fruit colour and flavour to the different pace that vines go dormant, and the underlying pigments that exist in the vines themselves.
Fun Fact: The autumnal colours in vine leaves are present for the full growing season. It is not until the temperate & light reduces as we approach winter, and the green Chlorophyll used for photosynthesis degrades leaving original pigments (carotenoids (yellow- orange), and Anthocyanins (red – to purple).
We are thrilled to get news that we made The Real Review's 2023 Top Wineries of Australia List for our third consecutive year. A huge thanks to Huon Hooke and his team, we appreciate being in the company of wineries on the list. Cheers! #australianwine #winemaking #mclarenvale
During a week of scorching weather, like many wineries we found ourselves in the uncomfortable position of contacting clients regarding what would become late deliveries of their wine order. Heat and warmth is both a friend & foe of wine and it is certainly important for fruit maturation and even fermentation. However, for transport and storage a small daily range is what we like most, and we will always do our best to avoid excessive heat is critical.
For us, with sometimes years of work that goes into making, packing and storing a single wine it’s best we don’t trip at the finish line, and ship in a heat wave for the wine to become ‘cooked’ in the back of a truck. A result I’m sure that would risk our client’s ultimate enjoyment of the wine.