We love a new project every vintage.
It keeps us on our toes and throws out new challenges.”

Award-winning Bubbles.

21 July 2015

Here's some exciting news to brighten up the cold and bleak of recent days - my 2011 Box Grove Vineyard Sparkling Roussanne has just been awarded the trophy for the Best Sparkling Wine in the 2015 Boutique Wine Awards.

Praise Indeed

16 September 2013

I have always loved the way great chefs mentor and support small producers, on their menus and in the books they write. I savoured the book by Thomas Keller, from the lauded Napa Valley Restaurant The French Laundry, and loved the way he dedicated a whole page to the lady who forages for the mushrooms for his restaurant and another to the man who raises his lamb for him.

2013 Prosecco Release

05 June 2013

One of the first grapes we pick each year is the Prosecco. It is also one of the first wines to be bottled every year.

It goes through two ferments, one from grapes to a crisp, light dry white wine. And the second, in a big tank, to get it’s lovely little bubbles, which we capture by bottling as soon as the ferment is complete.

How exciting to open the Age Epicure last week (when the latest Age Good Food Guide was launched) and spy an article on 52 places to visit around Victoria throughout the year – and discover that two places in tiny little Avenel were mentioned!