The First Harvest - Vintage 2011

Last Wednesday marked the first “official” day of vintage 2011, with the first harvest of the season being our Chenin Blanc.

Kalleske Chenin Blanc - 2011

Friday Lunch - 11.03.2011

Friday lunches have turned into quite a treat at Kalleske as we all take turns cooking lunch for each other, which is always accompanied by a nice bottle or two. However it has been noted there’s been a bit of help from a wife or in some cases a mother to produce the goods on the table.

Highlights so far would be:
Troy’s ‘Gourmet’ Pizza’s, Tony’s Hotdog’s with the lot, Andy’s (Wife’s) Veg Lasagne followed by a strawberry vanilla Oreo ice cream, Samantha’s Cannelloni and Darren’s (Mums) Apple Crumble.

Teddy waiting for scraps

However with the first day of vintage getting underway today, we will be opting for the more convenient ‘occasional’ Friday BBQ until vintage runs its course. Teddy doesn’t seem to mind the extra scraps at lunch as he waits patiently under the table tho (see photo above).

Vintage 2011 update next week.


2008 Old Vine Grenache - Review

A nice review for the current 2008 Old Vine Grenache from Campbell Mattinson on 'The Wine Front'.

92 Points
"It tastes true to form. Black, curranty, spicy and laced with spearmint. It offers an attractive mix of blackberried fruit and raspberried sweetness and boasts lots of earthy, spicy, savoury-accented notes".

Click Here to read more.

A stroll through the vineyards

With vintage just around the corner, and a lovely sunny afternoon to bask in, I thought it was a good a time as any to get out of the office (camera in hand) to see how things are shaping up.

Whilst we have had some unseasonal weather this year, I’m happy to report things are certainly looking good out there.

Old Vine Grenache
Old Vine Grenache (Single Vineyard - 1935)

Blue-Gold Award for Clarry's GSM

Kalleske Clarry's GSM 2009
It's always nice to have your wine apprecaited, so we were happy to hear our 2009 Clarry's GSM picked up a Blue-Gold award at this years Sydney International Wine Competition.

"The only major where wines are judged for their enhancing capabilities with appropriate food!".

Kalleske Blog

For a lighter side of all things Kalleske… from the winery's pet pig ‘Wilbur’, our Friday lunch’s, the chaos of vintage, photos, videos, right through to what we are drinking and anything in between.

This is where we will post it.

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