Living close to not one, but at least four world class wine regions, we see the transformation in the vines and their fruit throughout the year. Take a brief stroll through a grape’s- story.
The bare vines in winter – shot in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
Spring rains and growth. McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Barossa Valley (South Australia) vines – pre vintage. The Barossa is Australia’s most prestigious region, producing bold, big reds such as Shiraz.
Rapidly ripening over summer in the Murray Riverland, South Australia. Although best known for cheaper bulk produced wines such as Banrock Station, we discovered a lovely boutique winery in 919 Wines.
Approaching harvest in the Clare Valley, South Australia. Clare is famous for its Riesling.
Further afield, post vintage autumn vines in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. The region excels at Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and, of course, sparking white made by the traditional method using both varietals- Champagne in all but name.
Ready for drinking at last. Verdelho at Fox Creek winery, McLaren Vale, South Australia. The region excels at cooler climate European style wines, such as this Portuguese variety.
The party’s over. Time to recycle the bottles and the vines.
For the Daily Post weekly photo challenge Transformation.
Over the hills and (not) far away.
11 comments on “From viticulture to vinification”
“Cheap” not a word I’d use – taste is personal. Had many a wine that taste like crap that’s cost plenty….
Taste is personal and cheap wine doesn’t equal bad wine- just inexpensive or … Cheap!
What a delightful tour through the vineyards! My husband and I were home wine-makers in our younger years. Bought grapes from a grower in Yamhill, Oregon (Pinot Noir country). There are many Australian wines I enjoy, especially Shiraz! With your permission, I’d like to reblog this and see if we can attract more enophiles to visit your blog!
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thank you, Lindy. It’s great to receive feedback from actual winemakers. Very happy for you to reblog!
Reblogged this on lindylecoq and commented:
As a former home wine maker, I found this post from drdblogs refreshing and fun. Thought my wine loving friends would enjoy it too!