As some may remember from last year, I work vintage. This year, in addition to having plans to work again with a producer in the Adelaide Hills, I’ll be doing some work with a producers best known for McLaren Vale wines. Today was the first day, and I’m generally knackered from an invigorating start, punctuated by the general lack of sleep experienced by someone with a newborn in the house. So yes, a new daughter, my second, and the start of vintage, my fourth. If not for just how good beer tastes after a day of making wine, I’m not sure how I’d survive.
In practical terms for this site, I’ll be thinking of my readers as I work at making wine, but will be unlikely to have a huge amount of time to actually write anything. At the very least, expect posts about the vintage and my experiences instead of posts about specific bottles of wine (and the grapes that make it up, and the region from which it originates). Still, if vintage doesn’t kill me, I’ll be back as soon as I can. Take care.