February and March has been a constant flow of picking, crushing ,fermenting and pressing. Steve has been cacooned in the winery for what seems like months, but has certainly kept things flowing, he is very happy with the quality of the grapes and has continued with our practice of wild fermentation. The WOOFERS(willing workers on organic farms), Jop, Desmond, Michael, Yohanna and Anna have been here for 3 months now so have learnt a lot about Australian country life [...]
We have been harvesting grapes since late January this year. All our grapes are hand picked into 10kg crates and processed on site, so it is a very hands on activity. To this end we have a dedicated local team who have worked with us for many years and we have young travellers who like to have the experience of working and living in the countryside.
We know when vintage is creeping up on us with the arrival of the BIRDS!! After months of watering, feeding, weed chipping and disease control it can be heartbreaking to watch the crop disappear in a few short days. Not this year as we were prepared, first with the deterring gas gun placement, always near the ripest varieties and as we have several we can surround different blocks, and our second strategy is bird netting in place before the [...]
Wallington Wines Family owned biodynamic winery Margaret & Anthony moved from Sydney in 1990 to escape the city life for the fresh country air.Over the following 10 years, whilst raising 4 young daughters, Anthony and Margaret embarked on their dream of creating boutique wine. Passing through the family generations now, Margaret hands over the winemaking to her third eldest daughter Nadja and her partner Steve. Together the family continues the unique brand of Wallington Wines. All daughters remain actively involved in [...]