The warmer than average Summer of 2018/19 produced plenty of high quality fruit in vineyards across Tasmania. Moores Hill was no exception.
Beautiful weather at flowering time supported the solid yields and some good rain events set us up for a great harvest.
We were very fortunate to be well away from the bushfires that harmed some vineyards in Southern Tasmania during January.
All our fruit is hand picked and we employed an enthusiastic team of locals and backpackers to harvest the fruit, block by block when it reached ideal ripeness.
Our fruit enjoys a very short journey from vineyard to our on-site winery where we harness the power of the sun to make our wine at Tasmania’s first 100% off grid winery. Each small batch is handled carefully at every stage of the winemaking process.
It is both the best and most stressful time of the year- the satisfaction of assessing the year’s work in the vineyard with the anxiety of decisions to be made in the winery. Add in equipment failure, lots of cleaning and long hours and it is a tiring but exhilarating time in the life of a vigneron.
Local photographer, Renee Hodskiss was on hand to capture the beauty of harvest time in the Tamar Valley.
Here is Vintage 2019 in pictures: