Big news! We’re starting again…sorta

Naomi and I have settled on a new vineyard! It happened on Friday afternoon last week!

Over the last 6 years or so we have watched our business grow from outside the borders of our vineyard. The Blind Corner wines have always been from our home block, and the Two Brothers wines were from other great vineyards in the area.

As we have honed our craft over the years we came to realise that Organic was the way that we wanted to go with everything. So over the last 4 years we have slowly searched out fruit from vineyards managed with natural farming principles for some of the Two Bros wines, and even leased a vineyard a few years ago to get the grapes we wanted

Late last year we decided to put it all on the line again, we (the bank) bought a vineyard big enough to supply all of our needs, and started the ball rolling with organic certification late 2014. We have kept it pretty quiet because we didn’t take over until last Friday (after vintage) and didn’t want to announce it until we found some homes for the fruit for our long-term growers.

Most of our growers have not been certified organic operations, some for economic reasons, some political and some can’t be bothered with the paperwork. For us we have always wanted it, but initially couldn’t justify the extra cost to our small vineyard & growing business.

So we start the whole process again at the new place, with a bit of luck and some hard work we should have every wine we produce made from certified grapes for vintage 2018. This is very exciting for us and has been something we have been working towards for some time.

So it’s looking like we will be moving our family into a caravan later in the year to save money whilst we get stuck in! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.  We will keep everyone up to date with progress and photos of what is happening too.

All the best
Ben & Naomi




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2 Responses

Lesley
Lesley

October 23, 2016

Sounds like a huge deal. Good Luck. So what would be the difference then between non-organic and organic when making a wine? Is it just better or as good as it gets ? Or some other reason ? Sounds exciting… The caravan won’t be forever either so just enjoy it.

neal webster
neal webster

April 27, 2016

Awesome!! Good on you for going organic and best of luck with the new place! :)

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