Archive | White Wines


A day at Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley California

Thanks to my Australian wool industry associate, David Nancarrow, we were introduced to his brother Bill, who is the executive winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. Founded by the Duckhorn family in 1976, this winery sources it’s fruit from 8 vineyard sites ranging from the southern to the very northern end of the valley. This is one […]

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White Winemaking Masterclass

A friend has just given me a bottle of Muscat from Rutherglen Estates. In the bag with the bottle was a copy of their Spring 2010 newsletter that included the following article on the making of white wine. I thought I’d share it with you. White wines require attention to detail. Step one is the […]

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Heemskerk Chardonnay 2007 Review

The SMH Wine of the Week this week is the Heemskerk Chardonnay 2007. Huon Hooke writes: Foster’s has revived the Heemskerk brand with a snappy etched-label design and a trio of fine Tassie wines, this one from Coal River Valley grapes. It’s shy and a little closed at first but responds to warming and time […]

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