News from the Cellar Door - Upcoming Events - Save the Date

Don't forget to put these dates in your diary. More details to come.

April 12th - Tasting at Keza Rays, Margaret River

April 20-22 (Easter Weekend) - Barrel Art Display

June 2nd - Ute & Boot Sale

July 20th - Lunch with the Winemaker

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The Sculptures are Back!

Those visiting the vineyard two years ago will recall the magnificent Peter Lundberg sculptures. Peter was our artist in residence in the summer of 2014, one of the benefits of our sponsorship of the Bondi and Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea.

As an internationally recognised sculptor displayed in many states in USA, Germany, China and Australia, Peter Lundberg has previously won the best prize at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi in Sydney...

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Export Market Update

Jane and I have just returned from Prowein in Dusseldorf. The first impression is that the size of the event is overwhelming, with 162,000 visitors form 142 countries displaying in 12 halls each the size of several football fields...
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Climate Change and the Story of our Pinot – From Noir to Rose

When we first planted Thompson Estate in 1997, we were hopeful that we could grow some high quality Pinot Noir. The vines flourished and we made some fine Pinot in the early years as the wine developed a loyal following for its delicate flavours and smooth tannins...
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Vintage 2019 Report

Vintage is always an exciting time when the hopes of the whole year’s work is resting on complex judgments such as the timing of grape picking and scheduling tank/barrel availability, plus a host of factors which can be controlled but always with underlying uncertainty about the weather, which refuses to be controlled.

The time of picking is carefully monitored by the winemaking and viticulture teams...

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