It’s that time of year again and we wish all of our patrons, visitors and supporters a very merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy 2016.
Lindsay & Wendy Barratt and Family
Come and meet the real stars of the show! From left to right, Izzy (tour guide), Pinot (security), and Tina (maitre d’).
Winter this year was bitterly cold with bud burst delayed until the second week of September – like old times (we have now been doing this for 25 years) and much later than in recent years. Then, with a rush, came Spring – or was it Summer? High temperatures and dry conditions resulted in rapid and vigorous vine growth such that we are now expecting 2016 to be our earliest vintage ever, probably starting before the end of February. Flowering was early, rapid and even and fruit set looks good with a promising size crop. Hopefully, Mother Nature will smile upon us for the rest of the season.
The wines of this vintage promise to be of very high quality: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are still maturing gracefully in barrel while the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc which was bottled in May, has already completely sold out, a tribute to its quality and popularity. We, and many of our customers are counting the days until the 2016 model is ready.
The Ideal Christmas Gift!
Those of you who have visited our beautiful and intimate Cellar Door will know that we offer a unique experience. Our $50 Gift Vouchers will allow your family or friends to enjoy this experience. Each voucher entitles the holder to:
Our Cellar Door is open 11.30 to 5 Saturdays and Sundays from the first weekend in September until the last weekend in May.
Vouchers can be purchased in person from our cellar door, by Fax (8390 1788), telephone (8390 1788 or 0417 876 882) or online (www.barrattwines.com.au/shop).