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New Year, New Release: 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  This month sees the release of our most highly-awarded wine, the 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet sauvignon is arguably the flagship varietal of the Margaret River region and certainly one that Grace Farm prides itself on. Viticulturist Tim Quinlan and winemaker Jonathan Mettam share their thoughts on what makes the Grace Farm Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon so exquisite:"Margaret River cabernet is particularly special because the maritime climate and dry summers allow for physiologically ripe grapes which are rarely herbaceous and provide a sweet core of blackcurrant fruit with exceptional texture and structure."Careful shoot thinning and leaf removal in the vineyard expose the bunches to day-long sunlight and even ripening through all areas of the vine canopy. From picking through fermentation,...

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Making wine in the vineyard

The photos below show the results of the 65mm of rain we received in January this year. In the first image you can see the incredible regrowth of the vines, with the tips poking through the nets. This occurred in certain patches of deeper soil where the water pooled more.In these areas the bunches of red grapes were shaded by the excessive foliage, as seen in the photo below. It's hard to believe there are any grapes hiding in there at all!As a result, these particular vines have been leaf plucked by hand to ensure even ripening throughout the entire vineyard block, which should result in a more consistent wine. The exposed bunches are shown below.This is winemaking in the vineyard!

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2015 Boutique Wine Awards shine on Grace Farm

Grace Farm wines have again risen to the challenge at the 2015 Boutique Wine Awards, taking out three medals for all three wines entered into this year’s competition.Showing impeccable consistency, Grace Farm was awarded a gold medal for its 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, narrowly missing out on the trophy for this category. The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded silver and the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, bronze.John and Elizabeth Mair are delighted with the results: “We feel fortunate to have a remarkable team who are dedicated to consistently delivering elegant and well-structured wines. The commitment of our viticulturist and winemaker has been responsible for a very satisfying number of awards and accolades in just a few years.”Vineyard manager Tim Quinlan said...

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