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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.

2018 Vintage Report from the Team – Video Edition

Tue, May 8th 2018  /   0 Comment

Hear all about Tyrrell's Vintage 2018 in Pokolbin from Bruce Tyrrell, Chris Tyrrell and Jane Tyrrell.

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2018 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 5

Tue, February 13th 2018  /   1 Comment

"This week has been dominated by getting reds off skins at the end of ferment. There is plenty of colour, plenty of flavour and solid tannins..." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2018 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 4

Wed, February 7th 2018  /   0 Comment

"This week marks pretty much all of the 2018 red Vintage...All we have left to pick now is two or three tonnes of Cabernet at Pokolbin Hills for Vat 8, the DeBeyers Sangiovese, and some Tempranillo that we plan to make into Rose." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2018 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 3

Mon, January 29th 2018  /   0 Comment

"Picked Johnno’s and most of Weinkeller Shiraz today. The juice was in magic condition and unless there is a mistake in the winery there will most certainly be a Johnno’s and Vat 9 in 2018." - Bruce Tyrrell

Video included of picking our whites and reds!

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2018 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 2

Mon, January 22nd 2018  /   0 Comment

"...still about 120 tonnes of Semillon to pick by machine which will take us three nights, plus there is five to six days of hand picking to come. So hopefully we can get it all done by Saturday afternoon. This is going to be a tough week for the pickers as we have got higher temperatures, but the cloud cover has gone away so they are going to get hot quickly..." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2018 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 1

Mon, January 15th 2018  /   0 Comment

"There is not going to be anything light and green and delicate out of 2018!" - Bruce Tyrrell

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2017 Vintage Report from the Team – Video Edition

Fri, August 11th 2017  /   0 Comment

Hear all about Tyrrell's Vintage 2017 in Pokolbin from Bruce Tyrrell, Chris Tyrrell, Andrew Pengilly (vineyard manager), Andrew Spinaze (chief winemaker) and Mark Richardson (red winemaker).

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2017 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 4

Thu, March 9th 2017  /   0 Comment

"We are in a similar situation to two weeks ago when we wanted to pick the whites but they just were not quite there. The decision to wait with the whites was certainly the right one....Hopefully the fruit survives the next three days of 40 plus weather." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2017 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 5

Fri, February 17th 2017  /   0 Comment

"...as I write this our Hunter Vintage is over apart from 3 tonnes of Cabernet, which has got at least a week to go and hopefully it survives the rain this weekend." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2017 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 3

Fri, February 3rd 2017  /   0 Comment

"The chemistry is spot on, and the juice a wonderful lime green lemon colour with terrific flavour. We are all starting to talk about a very special Semillon year." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2017 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 2

Fri, January 27th 2017  /   0 Comment

"Normally Belford is the last of the Semillon picked but it had received a lot less rain...the juice out of the press is just fantastic - lime green, plenty of flavour and enough acid." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2017 Vintage Report from Bruce Tyrrell – Edition 1

Fri, January 20th 2017  /   0 Comment

"2017 Vintage is well and truly underway, and it is a week earlier than I thought it would be..." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Video Edition with Bruce & Chris

Wed, March 2nd 2016  /   0 Comment

"There will be some very, very good wine out this year" - Bruce Tyrrell. Watch as Bruce and Chris Tyrrell discuss Vintage 2016.

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Edition 6…from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 26th 2016  /   0 Comment

"January was the wettest on record, ahead of 1972; and February looks like being the driest on record, after 1972. If the whites turn out to be as good as 1972, I will be very happy, because I have always reckoned that Vat 1 Semillon 1972 is the greatest Tyrrell wine I have ever tasted." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Edition 5…from Bruce Tyrrell

Thu, February 18th 2016  /   0 Comment

"Heathcote started last night and the first 32 tonnes are at about Yass on the Hume Highway as this is written. I went through all the Semillons on Tuesday with Brian McGuigan and he was very keen on them all." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Edition 4…from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 12th 2016  /   0 Comment

The week saw us finish all the Semillon and get a start on the Shiraz.

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Edition 3…from Bruce Tyrrell

Mon, February 8th 2016  /   0 Comment

We have had a great week of Semillon and are probably the last winery in the district to finish picking whites. We now have about 700 tonnes through the crusher.

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Edition 2…from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, January 29th 2016  /   0 Comment

"A good week with some good Chardonnay in the winery and let’s hope we are in the same position with Semillon this time next week." - Bruce Tyrrell

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2016 Tyrrell’s Vintage Report – Edition 1…from Bruce Tyrrell

Mon, January 25th 2016  /   0 Comment

"2016 will be a year, I think, where there will be some great wines made and a few bloody awful ones, which we will know in about five weeks" - Bruce Tyrrell

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 7 from Bruce Tyrrell

Thu, March 7th 2013  /   0 Comment

Vintage got underway last week in McLaren Vale & Heathcote.

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 6 from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 15th 2013  /   0 Comment

The beautiful mornings just kept coming...

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 5 from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 8th 2013  /   0 Comment

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.

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Vintage Report 2013 – ‘The Hunter Reds’ from Bruce Tyrrell

Wed, February 6th 2013  /   0 Comment

There seems to be a bit of a chat about the Hunter red vintage being any good or not...

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 4 from Bruce Tyrrell

Mon, February 4th 2013  /   0 Comment

We had no picking last Friday as we couldn’t find anything that we believe was ripe enough to pick.

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 3 from Bruce Tyrrell

Fri, February 1st 2013  /   0 Comment

The stars of the last week have been our two picking teams.

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 2 from Bruce Tyrrell

Mon, January 21st 2013  /   0 Comment

The first week of vintage is ending on one of those days where you need to be inside with a cold one in front of the television watching the cricket.

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Vintage Report 2013 – Edition 1 from Bruce Tyrrell

Sun, January 20th 2013  /   0 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.

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