Wine Makers Diary


Vintage 2020

The 2020 vintage is in the bag. Whew! Talk about challenging, thankfully we are considered an essential service or the fruit would have rotted on the vines. After all the stress and uncertainty the fruit is all picked and after the driest summer I can remember it was a fantastic harvest.

The 2020 reds are monsters big and black with intense clean fruit flavours. Put the release date in your diary for 2022 you won’t want to miss out on the vintage of the millenium.

The Chardonnays came in almost 2 weeks early and the fruit was beautiful and clean. We have a full winery with lots of our new 548 clone of chardonnay that is looking lovely.

Stay well,

Chris Harrison

Winemaker Beach House Wines