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International Chardonnay Day

Posted by David Phillips on

International Chardonnay Day

As the 21st of May is International Chardonnay Day I wanted to discuss the versatility of the wonderful product that is one of my personal favourite wines. This wonderfully versatile grape is one that grows in cool, moderate and warm climates. This produces a plethora of different styles. From the elegant styles of Chablis through to the rich, full bodied California wines and everything in between. Not only is chardonnay versatile in a climate sense but also in the wine making process. The most obvious of these examples of this is the treatment of oak and the fermentation process.  Chardonnay...

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The Covid Kitchen Diaries Wk2

Posted by Adam Bowden on

The Covid Kitchen Diaries Wk2

2nd Week of May…Mushrooms galore in the Adelaide hills and the surrounds of the vineyard – also draped in misty-drizzle (mizzle if you are from Lenswood and in the know) The cool wet weather at the beginning of Autumn has been perfect for fungi growth with Pine Mushrooms and Slippery Jacks very much in abundance, although we will need to travel further afield than Lenswood for the sacred Porcini – “The King of Mushrooms” at this time of year.With our glut of foraged ‘shrooms, we have begun to preserve what we can – these would normally be on the menu...

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The Covid Kitchen Diaries

Posted by Adam Bowden on

The Covid Kitchen Diaries
A return to the Kitchen for our team of Chefs, but what have they been doing during this time...

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Let's talk: Cellaring Wines

Posted by Tim Sweeney on

Let's talk: Cellaring Wines

The most important thing to do when cellaring wine is to have the wines in order. Generally you would start by variety, region and then vintage. For example:- Chardonnay – whilst we would love everyone to stock our chardonnay it is important to diversify your wine purchases, do not stay in the one region, try Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley, Tumbarumba, Great Southern and maybe even some Burgundies. You will be able to identify with the regional characteristics and style to the individual region and also it is important to note the different growing conditions by region by vintage,...

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Pull Over For a Pink Lady

Posted by Sharon Pearson on

Pull Over For a Pink Lady

This weekend Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May 2020, come for a drive to the Hills where you can pick up a bag of famous Harrisville Orchards Pink Lady Apples and then wander up the road to us with a 15% takeaway wine voucher.     HARRISVILLE ORCHARDS https://harrisvilleorchards.com/ 23 Harris Road Lenswood, SA 5240   Check out Harrisville Orchards on Facebook or  Instagram

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