Welcome again to Greylands Ridge. Budburst was on time in October 2009.
Season was a cooler one than 2008 but good fruit set and finished with a
pleasant April that allowed us to pick the best fruit ever.
ROSE picked first in mid April. Plan to bottle around 160 cases this year.
Aim for another dry style ROSE. Main crop picked end April and now in Oak.
In general volume down but quality up from 2008.
Sales have been steady 2009-2010 tax year but you could do better! National
Bank certainly hopes you will.
- We have virtually sold out of 2007 Pinot
Noir and the rest is promised to a Dunedin Restaurant Etrusco which wants
the last 44 cases.
- Sold out also of 2009 ROSE.
- Still have some 2006 Pinot
Noir which is drinking well from 2010 ( Sam Kim wine writer)!
- 2010 ROSE
will be bottled in July/August and released in the Spring at the New Release
Tasting at Olivers restaurant in Clyde at Labour Weekend. Very sucessful
- Still have plenty of 2008 ALEX PN with two bronze Medals.
- 2008 Greylands
Ridge PN (more new oak than ALEX) is drinking now very well.
- 2009 bottled
in April still in bottle shock but good characters appearing.
HONEY is a 3 year old Border Terrier
cross. Honey arrived in October, previously a city girl through and through
but the first time she walked in the vineyard she ran down a rabbit. Instinct
is amazing. Between HONEY and KATERINA our old cat they accounted for over
60 rabbits this season.
We are sponsoring Jane Kellahan for an Art exhibition in November in Wellington.
Looking forward to Spring. We had 2 weeks in China (day job) but are home
full time from July to December. Visitors are always welcome.
Patrick and Judy