Reflecting on the success of Vintage 2014

It is interesting how a difficult growing season can end up producing wines of distinction. The successes of the 2014 Grace Farm wine releases have followed on from a wet, windy spring in 2013 in which flowering and fruit set were disrupted by rain and gale-force winds. Prior to the 2014 harvest we reported lower-than-average yields in whites, coupled with smaller berries than we would normally expect in both whites and reds.

After the windy spring weather passed, a favourable summer set in. With mild ripening temperatures and good soil moisture, vine canopies were under minimal stress and the grapes retained wonderful natural acidity as flavours accumulated. Lower pulp-to-skin ratios in whites and reds translated to a lower recovery of juice in the winery. As a consequence, the finished 2014 wines show a remarkable concentration of flavours across all varieties.

Words by Tim Quinlan - Viticulturist

2014 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
TROPHY Qantas Wine Show of WA 2014
GOLD Boutique Wine Awards 2015
GOLD Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
95 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
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2014 Chardonnay (new release)
GOLD Sydney International Wine Show 2015
GOLD Qantas Wine Show of WA 2015
95 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (new release)
GOLD Perth Royal Wine Show 2015
96 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
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