FRIDAY 29th March 2019 Notably the driest season on record, Sirromet’s 20th vintage harvest comes to an end this week with the final intake of fruit coming in from their Granite Belt Vineyards. Despite the conditions, the fruit quality is exceptional, with each varietal exhibiting good colour, acidity, flavours and regional characteristics.
Water was the key focal point this vintage with very limited supply across the Granite Belt region. Despite Sirromet’s own natural water sources on its vineyards, supply was stretched by far more than ever experienced, making effective irrigation absolutely essential. A pulse irrigation program was implemented to apply a small amount of water on the vines frequently and on a rotational basis to stretch supply as far as possible.Read more
TUESDAY 17th APRIL 2018: Sirromet Wines began its 2018 harvest mid-January, bringing in 8 tonnes of Chambourcin and the first 3 tonnes of the Moscato Giallo fruit from its Mount Cotton vineyard. 10 different varieties off 92 blocks from their Granite Belt vineyards followed soon after, bringing in a total of approx. 450 tonnes of fruit for the 2018 vintage.“This year we are pleased to see exceptionally high quality red fruit, in particular Cabernet, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, along with premium Chardonnay. Each exhibiting a good level of colour, acidity, flavours and regional characteristics” said Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman.“Given the location and high elevation (820m) of our vineyards in the Granite Belt, we were able to avoid much of the poor coastal weather influence and experienced an ideal growing season”Read more
THURSDAY 8th JUNE 2017: Sirromet Wines began its 2017 vintage mid-January, bringing in 9 tonnes of Chambourcin fruit from its Mount Cotton Vineyard. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit from their Granite Belt vineyards followed soon after, which will be used for their premium sparkling bases, along with their white varietals of Pinot Gris and Verdelho. Harvest concluded with their Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit early May bringing in a total of 525 tonnes of fruit for the 2017 vintage.“This year has seen exceptionally good quality of white fruit, in particular Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, each exhibiting a good level of acidity, flavours and regional characteristics” said Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman.Read more
It was once barely considered as an artisan wine destination, but Queensland’s Granite Belt has managed to turn itself into a world-class contender, with a bout of international awards prompting visitors to flock to the region, glass in hand. Read more
The season has now officially started. As many of you know, last month saw the harvest of the Mount Cotton vineyard which turned out to be quite a fruitful day. Read more
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Cool growing season and high elevation helps Granite Belt wine region flourish for 2015 vintage.Read more