Spring is well and truly upon us today, with a beautiful September day of clear skies and warm temperatures. There is also an atmosphere of excitement at this time of year with footy finals beginning across the country as thousands flock to grounds and stadiums all over Australia to support their team. Here in the valley the excitement also comes with the impending start of a new season in the vineyard. Budburst has begun in patches in the southern parts of the Barossa and as we hastily finish our pruning we anticipate the season to come. Spring is also the time we start to roll out new new releases and enjoy the fruits of our past labours and we have got some great wines coming out over the next month.
To give a little taste of what is coming up for release over the next month, we have two fantastic 2015 whites: the Eden Valley Riesling and Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris. In the red department, one that I’m sure many of you will be keen for is the 2014 Dirtman Shiraz. The other red being released is the 2010 Australian Old Vine Barossa Shiraz. This 96 point wine from James Halliday is a big fella and needs to be put away for a few years to fully mature.
The best way to get great deals on our new releases is to join our mailing list. We have our representatives call our customers 2 to 3 times a year and you can get access to the latest releases at a better than retail price and special one time back vintage releases. To join our mailing list there is a convenient ‘subscribe’ button at the bottom of the page.
With the warmer weather now here it is also a great time to come up to the Barossa and spend a day with friends and family. We have our free BBQ facilities available every day, bring your lunch along and enjoy the beautiful grounds with a bottle of your favourite Gibson wine. We also recommend you plan your next visit by starting at the top. The northern end of the Barossa has some great wineries and wines to choose from; Elderton, The Willows, Kaesler, Yelland & Papps, First Drop, Penfolds and of course us! So instead of entering the valley at the southern end via Gawler or Gomersal Rd, keep driving up the highway and take the Nuriootpa exit and start at the top. We reckon you’ll be glad you did.
Until next time!