We are now well over halfway with Barossa’s 2019 grape harvest and its looking like 2019 is the year of – very high quality but limited supply.
A dry Winter and Spring, frost, hail, high winds and a hot Summer just past have all led to the lowest-yielding Barossa harvest in 10 years! As a result we did wonder if another batch of our Barossa Shiraz Gin was going to be possible for 2019. Fortunately, we know a very nice Viticulturist and outstanding Winemaker who happens to like a bit of Gin and we managed to get our hands on some outstanding fruit from a beautiful vineyard on Krondorf Rd. We are keeping the exact location a bit of a secret, but we can tell you that the fruit is looking fantastic.
The grapes have been picked and de-stemmed and are now taking a nice long bath in Barossa Distilling Gin. Our good friends at Rock of Wisdom wines (www.rock-of-wisdom.myshopify.com) have once again stepped in to help us with a loan of their basket press for the messy part of the process and we hope to be bottling very soon.
Barossa Shiraz Gin (Vintage 2019) is well and truly under way and coming to a bottle near you very soon.
We sold out very quickly last year and once again this will be limited release. We will let you know as soon as we have a release date.