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Autumn 2024

Winemaker’s Comment – Autumn 2024 As many of you will now recognise, there’s always a tone of relief in our autumn newsletter. It’s the conclusion of another vintage; the end of the long hard days – every day for several weeks. It’s when about 90% of our winemaking activity occurs and is always the most […]

What price carbon?

What price carbon? One of the first realisations that most companies face if they are seeking that nirvana: true carbon neutral, is that there will come a point where further cuts and innovations just won’t have the desired effect. You first pick the low hanging fruit, then you tackle the trickier stuff, at each stage […]

Nigel’s Harvest Blog 2024

Wednesday May 1st Today I can celebrate the fact that my intermittent blogs now come with added colour as our new website platform allows me to include pictures. So, we’re going to kick off with a brief summary of harvest with the glamour of added pixels. This weekend will be the last and probably the […]

Independent Certification’s….

Independent Certification’s…. “International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) is a collaborative working group of environmentally committed wineries taking a science-based approach to reducing carbon emissions across the wine industry.Our goal is to share best practices that mitigate climate change impacts in vineyard and winery operations so that we can act collectively to decarbonize the global […]

October 2023, Sustainability is not that simple….

It’s not as simple as that…  Sustainability.  How many times do you hear this word thrown around? Nothing is completely sustainable, it is a destination that is only approached. But almost any aspect of this subject is fraught with problems and the deeper you delve, the trickier it gets.   I was on a big […]

May 2023, Exceptional vintage?

I have been watching… at a safe distance… the general hysteria that is the annual Bordeaux en-primeur campaign. Each year it begins with loud proclamations of another extraordinary vintage, the like of which has been rarely, perhaps never encountered before. Ignore the all time high pricing, buy now, or be forever regretful. Bordeaux might have […]