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Keep up to date with all the happenings at Tyrrell’s Wines through our blog which is frequently updated by our winemaking, cellar door and sales teams. Here you’ll find interesting stories from the vineyard, exclusive articles on new wine releases, photographs taken by the winemakers and staff themselves, and a personal insight into the Tyrrell’s Wines family.

2014 Vintage Report Edition 6 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Tue, February 18th 2014   /   0 comments

Almost the end and some welcomed rain…. My apologies for being late but the Sydney Wine Show tasting and lunch, and drinks after that, put paid to a sensible report last Friday. The last of our Shiraz was picked yesterday morning and we only have three tonnes of Cabernet for Vat 8 left to pick. Throughout the last week, the Shiraz has continued to pick spot-on budget, which is about 20% up on last year – wherein 2013 we had not a lot of great Shiraz but a lot of very, very good Brokenback. This year, it’s the other way around. Everyone working in the vineyard and cellar got black hands and feet. Read More »

2014 Vintage Report Edition 5 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 7th 2014   /   0 comments

A week of Shiraz picking The weather has stayed pretty much the same as it has all this year .30 to 35 C during the day , easterly breezes in th evening and night time temperature down as low as 12C. Wednesday and Thursday were back under 30C and made for perfect picking conditions. With white finished and the reds not quite there we had the weekend off picking ( which we are also doing this weekend) - gentlemen winemaking Read More »

2014 Vintage Report Edition 4 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, January 31st 2014   /   0 comments

The last week of white, and a touch of rain. Last Friday evening we received 10ml of rain, which served to just kick the last of the Semillon over the line. There was just enough moisture to get the vines working again and create the flavour that we have been looking for. An interesting comparison to last year – 2014 long weekend had 10 ml of rain and 2013 long weekend had 156 ml of rain. Another 15 – 30 ml would be very handy at the moment. Read More »

2014 Vintage Report Edition 3 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, January 24th 2014   /   0 comments

The change of climate and the Chardonnay is off. Saturday last we picked the last block of the Flat to go to Vat 47 giving us tonnes per acre across our own Chardonnay on the home block of just on 3 tonnes per acre. Saturday night we started picking the Chardonnay on Penfold Vale and for the first time in history of the vineyard, we may get to 13% alcohol. Read More »

2014 Vintage Report Edition 2 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, January 17th 2014   /   0 comments

Last weekend we did no picking and the weather was similar to Friday – mid to late 30’s, clear skies, very little wind. We were starting to get concerned about rising sugar levels with the hot days that were forecast for this week and made the decision to get started to try and beat the impact of the forecast of almost 40ºC for the end of the week. All the chardonnay was getting close and the flavours were starting to catch up by Monday. All the semillon we looked at over the weekend was still as green as grass and at least a week away with the exception of Stevens’, who we thought was a bit closer and maybe more susceptible to the impact of the heat. Read More »

2014 Vintage Report Edition 1 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Thu, January 9th 2014   /   1 comment

Quite a bit earlier than last year… we are writing the first Vintage edition for 2014. On the eve of starting picking tomorrow, Friday 10th January, with the first 3 – 4 tonnes of Chardonnay on the road block of the Short Flat. This will be hand-picked, basket pressed and headed straight for Vat 47. Read More »

Vintage Report Edition 5 - from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 8th 2013   /   0 comments

Late last Friday afternoon down came the rain with a heavy storm again about 3.00 am the next morning. All up we had 28 mm. This meant a quiet day on Saturday with that horrible feeling the rain was going to stay around for a few more days. Read More »

Vintage Report 2013 - Edition 1 from Bruce Tyrrell

Mon, January 21st 2013   /   1 comment

This year’s vintage will start on Monday morning, 14 January, with six or seven tonnes of traminer from John Tulloch at Broke and at this stage, on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, we will pick pinot noir and chardonnay for sparkling base. This is probably two or three days earlier than I originally expected. Read More »