Whilst the white varieties are yielding below average, the reds (yet to be picked), are forecast to have average yields.
Vintage arrived with great news for the Canowindra winery, Windowrie receiving two gold medals in the past ten days at two highly regarded wine shows.
The first was a gold medal for the 2020 Pig in The House Shiraz at the 2022 Sydney Royal Wine Show.
“The wine was awarded 95 points and was equal top gold in the class which is something that makes us very proud,” said Windowrie winemaker Antonio D’Onise.
The second gold medal was awarded to the 2021 Natural Wine Co. Shiraz at the 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show.
Jason O’Dea explained, “The gold medal at the New Zealand International Wine Show is a huge achievement for the team at Windowrie. Our philosophy in making wine is to make wine that is not only better for the consumer, but better for the environment; it is a wine made without the use of preservatives.”
Jason continued, “after a difficult growing season with record November rainfall we are rapt to be bringing fruit into the winery. Vintage will continue for the next five to six weeks with Windowrie using a combination of local and international visitors to help harvest the crop.”
“The awards have put a spring in everyone’s step and helps drive us forward to continue making wine that is being recognised as being of equal quality to any wine made in Australia.”